Base Logo
Official U.S. Marine Corps Website
Crossroads of the Marine Corps

Marine Corps Base Quantico Press Release

29 Apr 2013 | Base Public Affairs Marine Corps Base Quantico

A suspicious package containing a white, powdery substance was reported at the Quantico Post Office, Marine Corps Base Quantico at approximately 8:20 a.m.


First responders, explosive ordnance disposal specialists and hazardous material experts responded to the call.


Four people, 2 Marine Corps postal specialists, a civilian postal clerk and a Marine patron were in the building at the time of the discovery. None are exhibiting any exposure symptoms at this time.


At approximately 9:40 a.m. a Fire and Hazmat 4 man entry team entered the post office to conduct initial testing of the substance. Two initial tests of the substance have come back negative.


Interested media should contact 2nd Lt. Amanda Anderson at

Marine Corps Base Quantico