A car headed for the Pentagon loaded with explosives was pulled over by West Virginia police. Authorities say the man threatened to kill President Trump and blow up the Pentagon. The vehicle was traveling on I-68 toward Washington DC at a speed of 130 mph.
In a news release the police said the man was taken into custody following a routine traffic stop along Interstate 86 in northern West Virginia. The man is currently in custody.
UPDATE: State Police Captain Shallon Oglesby said that the shutdown on I-68 came after a routine traffic stop at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for speeding along the eastbound lanes. https://t.co/ZdELcNIvuE
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In the statement a trooper said that he saw a vehicle with Missouri plates speeding toward him. After the trooper stopped the vehicle, the driver was very confused and distressed and was making comments that caused concern for the trooper.
Initially K-9s detected explosives, though after a search none turned up in the vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the FBI, ATF and Secret Service. The interstate was closed for three and a half hours, from about 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.