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Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« on: January 07, 2011, 10:06:47 pm »
Washington (CNN) -- Metropolitan police were at a northeastern Washington postal sorting facility where at least one envelope ignited Friday, police spokeswoman Officer Tisha Gant said.

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official said there are "similar characteristics" but no proven connection to incidents Thursday when mailed devices ignited in two Maryland state offices.

The building at 3300 V Street NE has been evacuated, she said.

The envelope that ignited was not opened and did not go off in an employee's hands, a law enforcement source said. The person tossed it into a sorting bin and then smelled smoke. A source on the scene said that all the employees had been accounted for.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have sent agents to the Washington facility.

The facility -- which was built after the 2001 anthrax attacks to screen mail headed for federal offices -- is a few blocks from the District of Columbia's border with Maryland. Amtrak tracks are nearby.

Mailed devices containing a small battery and an electric match ignited in two Maryland state offices Thursday, mildly wounding two state employees when they opened the packages. The Maryland offices affected were in Baltimore and Annapolis.

Messages accompanying the devices used the words "report suspicious activity." Based on the packages' destinations, a government official told CNN he thinks the person was referring to flashing road signs posted on some Maryland roads that carry those words.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/07/district.of.columbia.mail.ignited/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

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Re: Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 10:08:42 pm »
I was wondering when this would happen.
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Re: Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 10:09:27 pm »
Fan-freakin'-tastic.

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Re: Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 02:30:31 am »
Whos willing to bet hes going to publish a manifesto?
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 02:37:41 am »
Who's willing to bet the CIA can't even make letter bombs properly anymore?   :lulz:
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Re: Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011, 03:03:29 am »
Good enough odds that I'm not putting money down one way or another.  Though I'd equally expect that they just decided they don't need real explosives to justify a crackdown on security theater critics.
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Re: Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 04:02:59 pm »
I'd like to think this is too lame for even the CIA to consider.  Unfortunately, I remember their attempts at killing Castro.

However, I'm going to go out on a limb.  Suspect is white, male, single, unemployed, either over a long term recently or fired from a long-time position doing manual or semi-skilled labour.  Of average IQ, above average weight, has problems with intimacy and dealing with conflict or emotional situations up close.  Between the ages of 17 to 50, high school education, probably shitting bricks right now as he left forensic evidence on the devices.

Sending the devices was probably the after-effect of some humiliating or traumatic event, perhaps a divorce or relationship breakup, losing a civil court case or a similar event.  This was an attempt to lash out and get revenge by someone not very smart and not confident enough in either their bomb-making skills or their ability to control themselves if they tried to gain revenge through personal presence.
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Re: Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 04:05:28 pm »
I'd like to think this is too lame for even the CIA to consider.  Unfortunately, I remember their attempts at killing Castro.

However, I'm going to go out on a limb.  Suspect is white, male, single, unemployed, either recently fired from a long-time position doing manual or semi-skilled labour.  Of average IQ, above average weight, has problems with intimacy and dealing with conflict or emotional situations up close.  Between the ages of 17 to 50, high school education, probably shitting bricks right now as he left forensic evidence on the devices.

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Re: Igniting letters in DC and Maryland post offices.
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 04:08:33 pm »
That would be the likely stereotype, though it should be recalled the Unambomber started off with the same kind of bombings though admittedly utilizing more complex devices, and was if anything an anarcho-primitivist.