Suspicious pressure-cooker was destroyed by police in Washington

Suspicious pressure-cooker was destroyed by police in Washington

Capitol police spotted a suspicious car parked on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday. There was a pressure-cooker inside and the smell of gasoline spread over the area, so the bomb squad was called by the police to look at the suspicious vehicle and the cooker inside of it.

Capitol police spotted a suspicious car parked on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday. There was a pressure-cooker inside and the smell of gasoline spread over the area, so the bomb squad was called by the police to look at the suspicious vehicle and the cooker inside of it.

The officers anticipated that the car on the routine patrol, when the smell of gasoline was everywhere, looks a bit distrustful. Besides, when they saw a pressure cooker inside and what appeared to be a propane tank, they decided to call a special bomb squad to investigate whether everything was in order, according to the statement of U.S. Capitol Police.

A street not far from the Capitol Building was partly closed and a security perimeter was set up by the police as a safety measure. The items in the car including the cooker have been safely detonated by the bomb squad. However, a loud bang is usually caused by the process, so officers warned bystanders ahead.

There were specialists in a bomb protection suits, who took part in the operation, which could become an act of terrorism. But later, after the investigation had been held, it appeared that there were nothing harmful. Only the driver was arrested and accused of driving with a nullified license.

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