ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - UPDATE Tuesday, 1/28/20 2:00 p.m.:
The FBI office in Anchorage is now describing the suspicious device found at the Anchorage Federal Courthouse Monday afternoon as a "possible incendiary device, but not an improvised explosive device," as was first described Monday night.
Special Agent Steven Forrest wrote in a press release that FBI Special Agent Bomb Technicians and members of the Anchorage Police Department Bomb Squad responded to the Federal Building in Anchorage, Alaska after receiving information concerning a suspicious package.
The FBI took possession of the package, rendered it safe and "it has since been determined to be a possible incendiary device, but not an improvised explosive device," Forrest wrote.
"This package originated from out of state and we do not believe there is a continuing threat to our community" Forrest wrote. "The package, which was sent through the United States Postal Service, will be turned over to the United States Postal Inspection Service for further investigation, as there is no identified nexus to terrorism. Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident."
An improvised explosive device was found at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage Monday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the local F.B.I office.
Special Agent Steven Forrest wrote in an email to Channel 2 News "I can confirm that FBI Special Agent Bomb Technicians and the Anchorage Police Department Bomb Squad responded to an incident at the Federal Courthouse today and that an improvised device was located and rendered safe."
Forrest added that no one was injured and that the investigation continues. F.B.I. agents do not believe there is any additional risk to our community.
Forrest added "We don't think it would have worked, but it is too early to say that it was intended to be a fake device."
This is a developing story. Check KTUU.com and Channel 2 News for updates.