A man carrying an explosive device and Al-Qaeda literature was detained in Arlington National Cemetery this morning. The cemetery was closed at the time when the Muslim was arrested.
A man carrying a suspicious package was detained in Arlington National Cemetery this morning after police searched his backpack and found the materials as well as pro-al Qaeda literature, officials told ABC News.
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Police believe he was carrying ammonium nitrate and spent ammunition for an automatic weapon. Ammonium nitrate has been used in terrorist bombs.
According to law enforcement sources, the man is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Initially he was thought to be of Ethiopian ethnicity.
The statements were found in a notebook that contained mostly notes for a financial class. There was also was a page containing words “al qaeda”, “Taliban rules”, “mujahidin and “defeated coalition forces.”
The man allegedly told police that there were other “devices” in the area and also the location of a vehicle.