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Police destroy pressure cooker in car near Capitol and arrest driver
Police destroy pressure cooker in car near Capitol and arrest driver

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol, and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Police Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told the Associated Press that Capitol Police officers on routine patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle on a street on the mall west of the Capitol about 5 p.m. "Further investigation revealed a pressure cooker, and an odor of gasoline was detected," Schneider said, and a Capitol Police bomb squad was called in because the vehicle was "suspicious in nature." She said the...

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