Feds charge Maryland man accused of plotting to ram stolen truck into pedestrians

Federal authorities have charged a Maryland man they believe was plotting to ram a stolen truck into pedestrians at the National Harbor waterfront development in Maryland.
3:05 | 04/08/19

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You have heard about the arrest of Rondell Henry that occurred here at the national harper approximately two weeks ago. These are one rare instances where I'm not able to come the community immediately and talk about good working on your behalf but. I am here now to address. How this transpired. In collaboration with all of those law enforcement assets. The reality is that we do not seek to respond to these kinds of events we seek to prevent them and that is why we have Dickey chief Robert Hartmann. Responsible for our bureau of Homeland Security this is our daily work. But we're not alone network and I want to take a moment and highlight what you see around us the tremendous investments made by the national harbor. Certainly this stands as one of the best examples of public private security partnerships. And this is a small portion of the capacity that national arbor has I want to point out also this is true venues across from shores county. With respect to mr. Henry. The reality is that. Two decades on. The first responders are people who have the greatest opportunity. To. Entry gate in gage and prevent events such as we are talking about respectively in these circumstances. And I want to compliment again my officers in the engaged officers from law enforcement teeth I mentioned. For again going beyond the call. Ascertaining exactly what's it's beneath. And and collaborating in a waiting it's good results to make this and other communities say. It's just a few weeks since officers from Panthers tonight again doing the same sort of methodical police work were able to arrest of the FBI's top ten most wanted. And here they played a key role in apprehend an individual and preventing what could have been pointless violence in producers can. But my message to communities clear. For insurers county is a safe destination. And this is a safe thing you hear national harper again because of the public private partnerships. Not just in national arbor this is a great example but across the entire county. We became aware of its own vehicle. And in similar circumstances to the apprehension of the top ten the officers and sent just handling as a stolen vehicle look deeper. And began to collaborate amongst Montgomery County city of Alexandria our officers. Then bringing the FBI to the table and again I can't help the councilman RF BI. Right very responsive so once those circumstances became aware and we were all from collaborating on this it became more than it's a postal vehicle. And using good forensics in Montgomery County using good thoughtful interviews in Alexandria and treasurer Tammy. We end the agents were able to piece this together and understand that this was not simply a person in his own vehicle let posed a greater threat and again. This story here's that all of those entities together have prevented wells.

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