Man Drives Truck Onto National Mall Claiming Anthrax Possession

Authorities are interviewing the man.
1:10 | 05/17/16

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Now today breaking news and Washington DC where a driver who is now detained by cops stormed the National Mall claiming he had a dangerous substance inside his vehicle. Eyewitness News what do Joseph towards his in the newsroom with more of the securities scare just. Shot a more than an hour now this story still unfolding on the National Mall in Washington specifically between third and fourth streets if you're familiar with the area Hazmat and police units remain on the scene take a look about ten minutes before this afternoon. After authorities say a man not only drove this pick up truck onto the mall but indicated to investigators he had anthrax in the vehicle that prompted the response you see there he told police he was exposed to anthrax at a farm in Virginia. Collected some of it. And then brought it to the mall. Police cleared the area and quickly brought in those two robots they're the robots opened the driver's side door allowing police to look. Inside the vehicle police have that man right now in custody now he will have to undergo a decontamination. Process. As will the officers who came into contact with him preliminary tests of the substance were negative will keep an eye on this story at the afternoon progresses Diana.

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