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Maryland Man Arrested In Foiled Attempt To Run Down Pedestrians At National Harbor

April 9th, 2019 · 2:08 pm @   -  No Comments
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Date of Occurrence: 8th April, 2019 Location: National  Harbor, MD Event: Attempted Vehicle Ramming Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 0

A man was arrested on the National Harbor waterfront in connection with the theft of a cargo van federal prosecutors say he planned to use to run down pedestrians in an attack inspired by ISIS. The van was stolen 2 days prior to his arrest from a parking garage in Alexandria, VA. The man drove to Dulles International Airport where he tried for 2 hours to find a way through security. The suspect then drove to the National Harbor Waterfront, where thin crowds caused him to delay the attack and break into a boat where he hid overnight. The next morning, police discovered the stolen van and waited near it for whoever stole it to return. The suspect was spotted jumping over a security fence from the boat dock and was arrested.


NY Times