Authorities found al Qaeda-related statements, a backpack containing ammonium nitrate, and spent 9mm shells Friday after stopping a suspicious vehicle close to the Pentagon and arresting a man, ABC's "Good Morning America" reported.But don't forget, climate change is the greatest threat to mankind or something.
Pentagon Police arrested one person Friday and closed several roads around the US Department of Defense headquarters after officers stopped a suspicious vehicle and discovered a backpack believed to contain ammonium nitrate, FOX News Channel reported.
The vehicle was stopped about 6:00am local time Friday. Police were searching for one, or possibly two, other people who fled the vehicle when it was stopped by police, local news channel WRC-TV reported.
A source told FOX News Channel that the backpack was found outside of the vehicle, and that the arrested man was a naturalized US citizen who came to the US from Ethiopia.
The car -- which remained parked in bushes off Washington Boulevard -- was cleared by authorities, however the backpack, believed to contain ammonium nitrate, was not.
A Pentagon Police spokesman said that an explosives team was called in to investigate the vehicle. The FBI was also involved in the investigation.
Update: A commenter at MSNBC has fingered the obvious culprits.
Can you say tea party?Well, um, no, not exactly.
A source says the backpack was found outside of the vehicle, and that the arrested man was a naturalized US citizen who came to the US from Ethiopia.Obviously, arresting an Ethiopian is racist.