US: DC bomb squad destroys pressure cooker in ‘suspicious’ car

WASHINGTON — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the US Capitol building and the vehicle’s owner was located and arrested, a US 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 at about 5 p.m. Sunday.

“Further investigation revealed a pressure cooker, and an odor of gasoline was detected,” Schneider said, adding a Capitol Police bomb squad was called in because the vehicle was “suspicious in nature”…

…She added that the vehicle owner was located and her statement identified him as Israel Shimeles of the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. The statement said Shimeles was arrested by Capitol Police and charged with “Operating After Revocation” and was being processed Sunday evening at the police headquarters building…

  • simus1

    Not charged for also thinking about making a Youtube video about mo? My they are slipping.
    Emperor Barry should demand that everyone except all visible minorities should be required to immediately register their pressure cookers.

  • bob e

    bet there was lamb in the cooker ..