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FBI in charge of mail room bombs

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks on the expansion of the If You See Something, Say Something campaign at a press conference in Washington on December 8, 2010. The campaign urges ordinary citizens to report unusual or suspicious activities in an effort to stop terrorism and crime. UPI/Kevin Dietsh
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks on the expansion of the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign at a press conference in Washington on December 8, 2010. The campaign urges ordinary citizens to report unusual or suspicious activities in an effort to stop terrorism and crime. UPI/Kevin Dietsh | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray said he hopes the incendiary parcel that briefly ignited in a District mail room isn't part of a "broader terrorist act."

A package addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano ignited in a district postal facility Friday, a day after two similar parcels flashed in Maryland government buildings, The Washington Post reported.

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"I hope this is just one individual," said Gray. "We hope it's not part of some broader terrorist act."

No one was injured in Friday's incident at the mail processing facility created to screen packages sent to Congress and federal agencies following terrorist attacks and the anthrax scare of 2001.

The package sent to Napolitano flashed after being tossed into a bin. The incendiary packages in Maryland singed the fingers of the two people opening them.

The FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force in Baltimore is leading the investigation, but it has not classified the incidents as acts of terrorism, the report said.

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