The cable nets just ran a presser about the incident with the FBI a few minutes ago. The man’s car as initially thought to have several pounds of ammonium nitrate, which when mixed with fuel oil can be used to create a powerful explosive. But whatever was found to be in the man’s car, is “inert.”
A suspicious item found inside a vehicle near the Pentagon has been “disrupted” and “rendered safe,” a law enforcement official has told CBS News.
The U.S. Park Police have in custody a man believed to be connected to the item, according to Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser.
The man was detained after the Park Police came across him overnight in Arlington National Cemetery, when it is closed, triggering an investigation. The Park Police then launched a search for the man’s vehicle, which was found near the Pentagon, Schlosser said.
Police say a notebook with statements about al Qaeda and the Taliban was found in his car.