WASHINGTON — A law enforcement official says an arrest has been made in Washington state in connection with a series of suspicious packages that were found at military bases and government sites in the Washington, D.C. area, CBS News justice correspondent Paula Reid reports. The male suspect will likely appear in court Tuesday.
According to CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, the arrest was made Monday night about 12 hours after the packages were discovered. Court documents are expected to give insight into how many packages were mailed and whether or not the devices were actually explosive.
A law enforcement source says there does not appear to be any connection to terrorism, according to CBS News’ Pat Milton. The packages were mailed by the U.S. Postal Service from the state of Washington to about 10 federal facilities in D.C. area, including the CIA. All of the contents of the packages were similar.
The suspect’s motive remains unclear at this time.