Police in Washington, D.C. detained two folks following reviews of a suspicious automobile close to the Tidal Basin on the Nationwide Mall.
On Saturday, the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 assaults, the Metro Police Division confirmed to Fox Information they had been helping the U.S. Park Police close to the Tidal Basin conducting a sweep of a suspicious automobile and one particular person has been detained.
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“MPD is helping US Park Police within the 1500 block of Maine Avenue SW to conduct a sweep of a suspicious automobile that doubtlessly has weapons inside. US Park Police has detained one particular person and is dealing with this investigation so you could need to attain out to them for extra particulars,” MPD stated.
Moments later, police confirmed two people had been detained.
“Two people are detained right now, none excellent,” U.S. Park Police Public Data Officer Sergeant Roselyn Norment instructed Fox Information. “The encompassing space is closed because of an ongoing investigation. Extra data shall be supplied because it turns into accessible.”
The alert got here as President Biden and Vice President Harris had been throughout the river in Virginia laying wreaths on the Pentagon to honor the victims of the 9/11 assaults.
Fox Information later realized the suspicious automobile was a U-Haul truck and no dwell explosives had been discovered.
“A search of the truck resulted in finding a number of ‘Air Smooth’ rifles and pistols,” a Park Police spokesman stated. “The detained people cooperated with the investigation and had been launched with out additional incident. All roads are open right now.”