Police detained a man near the Sept. 11 memorial at the Pentagon this morning after he was reportedly found carrying a suspicious device and pro-al Qaeda literature, officials said.The suspect's been identified, and what do you know:
The man appears to be a U.S. citizen of Ethiopian ethnicity. He would not make any admissions to the police.
The man’s backpack contained what officials believe is ammonium nitrate and spent 9mm shells as well as written material that contained statements including: “al qaeda taliban rules,” sources told ABC News.
One source told ABC News that they need final confirmation on whether it is ammonium nitrate and it’s not clear whether this was a workable device.
The man in custody for carrying a backpack with “suspicious items and products” inside Arlington National Cemetery overnight is a U.S. Marine Corps reservist, military and law enforcement sources tell Fox News.There's just one quibble: if his name tells something, is he an Ethiopian with Jewish ancestry who converted to darkness? It's very scary to think about.
Yonathan Melaku, a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist who lives in Virginia and who is Muslim, has been identified as the suspect in custody, Fox News has learned.