One Man In Custody As Police Investigate Suspicious Vehicle Near Pentagon | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

One Man In Custody As Police Investigate Suspicious Vehicle Near Pentagon

Play associated audio
Authorities are investigating a suspicious vehicle near the Pentagon this morning.
NBC4
Authorities are investigating a suspicious vehicle near the Pentagon this morning.

Update, 11:30 a.m.: All roads around the pentagon have been reopened.

Authorities now believe that the man they have in custody acted alone, and there were not other people involved in the incident overnight near the Pentagon North Parking lot.

The person being detained was in possession of a backpack that contained "a suspicious item, a suspicious non-explosive material," according to an FBI spokesperson. "It's going to require further testing.

The man, who has not been identified is being detained, but he has not as yet been charged.

Original story: One person has been taken into custody, according to a Pentagon Police spokesperson, and authorities are saying there could be more people involved.

A bomb squad from the Arlington County Fire Department is investigating the vehicle, according to U.S. Park Police spokesperson David Schlosser.

Schlosser says that authorities "had someone that was considered suspicious in Arlington Cemetery overnight." The man was initially observed by members of the Fort Myer police force. He was taken into custody around 5 a.m.

In the process of interviewing this person, police believed it was appropriate to look for a vehicle, a red 2011 Nissan, this person may have been operating, according to Schlosser. Arlington County police found the vehicle near the Pentagon's north parking lot, and because of its proximity to the Pentagon police thought it was necessary to investigate it.

Right now, the ramp off Interstate 395 northbound to Washington Boulevard is closed, as is Route 110 in both directions, and Route 66 east around Route 110.

Officials are not saying when the roads may be re-opened, noting only that they won't be cleared "until it's safe."

This story will be updated.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

NPR

Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.
NPR

Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.
NPR

Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.
NPR

Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi's Jammed Traffic

Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya's capitol thinks it's found an answer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.