WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — A scare in Washington this weekend ahead of a big Memorial Day concert.
Capitol police discovered a pressure cooker in a parked car on the National Mall Sunday.
Mary Bubala reports.
Authorities became suspicious after seeing the device and smelling gasoline, so they called in a bomb squad to handle the situation.
It all happened just wet of the U.S. Capitol building, when officers noticed a suspicious vehicle parked between Jefferson and Madison drives.
Authorities locked down 3rd Street between Independence and Constitution avenues amid the annual Memorial Day concert on the National Mall — the bomb squad worked the scene.
Three hours later the pressure cooker was destroyed.
No one was hurt. Police have arrested the owner of the vehicle, a Virgina man, charged with driving with a revoked license.
Pressure cookers have been used as a took for terrorists — like in the 2013…
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