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Posted at 2:51 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

McDonnell: Virginia closely monitoring Maryland incident

By Rosalind S. Helderman

A spokesman for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) says public safety officials in Virginia are closely following events in Maryland, where incendiary devices went off at two state government buildings Thursday.

"Our public safety and emergency management agencies are closely monitoring this situation," McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said.

Martin said there are no indications of threats in Virginia. An emergency management official said, however, that all state agencies have been alerted to the events in Maryland.

Maryland State Police say a mail room employee in the Jeffrey building in Annapolis opened a package. Smoke came out of the-book sized package and the employee reported an unusual smell. That employee reported singed fingers. A similar package was discovered at the Maryland State Department of Transportation headquarters in Hanover. Some people there also reported singed fingers. One person was transported to a hospital as a precaution, but no serious injuries were reported.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 6, 2011; 2:51 PM ET
Categories:  Robert F. McDonnell  
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why? right-wingers love wingnut-red Virginia. They would never attack the heart of the (repub) Confederacy

Posted by: one4all | January 6, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

why? right-wingers love wingnut-red Virginia. They would never attack the heart of the (repub) Confederacy

Posted by: one4all | January 6, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

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