Feds: Suspicious packages sent to military

December 17, 2008 7:50:23 AM PST
Federal authorities are reporting that suspicious packages have been sent to National Guard bureaus and reserve facilities in 36 states. A Dec. 16 report from the Department of Homeland Security says the 51 packages include anti-war compact discs, and one package also had a suspicious powder. It said the powder, sent in a package to Utah's National Guard headquarters in Draper, was tested and found not to be toxic, the report said.

The FBI is investigating the incidents. Eight U.S. embassies in Europe and more than 40 governors' offices around the United States have received suspicious letters and are also under FBI investigation.

Recently, envelopes containing powder have been sent to the officer of Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner.