Man drives truck onto National Mall, warns of ‘dangerous substance’ inside

Michel CooperLast Update : Tuesday 17 May 2016 - 11:08 PM
Man drives truck onto National Mall, warns of ‘dangerous substance’ inside

Published time: 17 May, 2016 20:08Edited time: 17 May, 2016 20:15

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Law enforcement in Washington, DC are investigating a potential hazardous material situation on the National Mall after a man drove his pickup truck onto the parkland. He says he was exposed to anthrax on a Virginia farm.

He parked at 3rd Street and Madison Drive NW, which is three blocks from the US Capitol. The area along the Mall between Constitution and Independence Avenues has been closed.

Once on the grassy area, the man called US Capitol Police, Sergeant Anna Rose of the US Park Police Department told WRC. He said he wanted to warn people of his exposure to anthrax.

Law enforcement detained the man shortly after he called them, Rose said. Police deployed a robot to inspect the truck.

The man says he is a farmer who was spreading the substance on a field when he was exposed to anthrax.

Source: RT US

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