Washington, June 17: 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 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.
Officials at the site said they detonated some device.
The Pentagon and the surrounding areas were closed this morning after police received word of a suspsicious package. Police are looking for two more people who may be involved.