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Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon
Fox ^ | Fox

Posted on 06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT by Nachum

Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist

ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE:

FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku.

22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight.

He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance.

A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist who joined in August of 2007.

According to Marine Corps records, Melaku is a Muslim.

Melaku was arrested and charged with four counts of Grand Larceny after a rash of vehicle tamperings in Alexandria, Va. in May.

A man was in custody Friday after a major security alert outside the Pentagon.

The incident began when a man -- believed to be a naturalized US citizen who came to the US from Ethiopia -- was found in the nearby Arlington National Cemetery overnight Thursday. The man was arrested at the scene.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 200708; 201005; 201106; alexandria; alqaeda; ammonium; ammoniumnitrate; arlingtoncemetary; carrying; cemetary; cemetaryplots; man; melaku; monumentplots; pentagonplots; suspected; taliban
Sudden Jihad Syndrome
1 posted on 06/17/2011 10:48:13 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

According the head of the joint chiefs, our diversity is the more important mission of the military.


2 posted on 06/17/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT by edcoil (What? Me worry.)
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To: Nachum

It’s a probe.


3 posted on 06/17/2011 10:49:30 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum

Trial run?


4 posted on 06/17/2011 10:49:49 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Nachum

Eric Holder will no doubt decline to prosecute one of “his people”...


5 posted on 06/17/2011 10:49:56 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Nachum
containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance.

So in other words it was a bag of Scott's Turf Builder.

6 posted on 06/17/2011 10:57:04 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (No one is more against progress than a progressive.)
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To: Nachum

Sounds to me like he’s homeless and was probably camping out in the cemetery. Hardly a threat to the Pentagon.


7 posted on 06/17/2011 11:01:28 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Yet again, the perpetrator is Muslim. But we’re not supposed to connect the dots and make any judgements or see any patterns here.

Yet the liberals squealed that the Bush administration didn’t connect the dots to prevent 9/11 and other terror acts.


8 posted on 06/17/2011 11:01:36 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Jihadis practicing taqqiyah, paying only lip service to Marine Corps Values.

He’s probably responsible for the random rifle shots at the Pentagon from a few months ago...

Seriously, it’s time to uninvite the muslim scourge from the US. They truly want to destroy the US and we keeping acting like they don’t.

We had one get above company grade with Hasan, what if one is the commander of a BUFF, with a full load?


9 posted on 06/17/2011 11:18:48 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Nachum

“According to Marine Corps records, Melaku is a Muslim.”

At least they are admitting it this time. I know I’m shocked. Just shocked.


10 posted on 06/17/2011 11:20:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

just add diesel..


11 posted on 06/17/2011 11:23:16 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Nachum

Just another isolated incident. Move along.


12 posted on 06/17/2011 11:28:27 AM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: absolootezer0
Yup. If it's really ammonium nitrate, it is anything but "inert." It's a potent oxidizing agent. Ammonium nitrate and fuel oil is what was used to blow up the Federal building in Oklahoma City.

I agree that this was a probe.

13 posted on 06/17/2011 11:36:56 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Moonman62

No, the radio just interviewed his neighbors in the Alexandria, VA neighborhood where he lives with (I suspect) his parents. We continue to allow these people into our country, we allow them to become citizens, when a certain percentage of them want to kill us.


14 posted on 06/17/2011 11:49:03 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

He seems like a small time criminal, and there were no explosives in his backpack. He wasn’t a threat to the Pentagon.


15 posted on 06/17/2011 11:54:11 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Nachum
22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight.

Now that's an Amish name, if I ever heard one before.

16 posted on 06/17/2011 11:59:46 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Nachum

Just out doing a little lawncare in the parking lot.


17 posted on 06/17/2011 12:05:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Moonman62

Well, since you have personal knowledge of him and what his intentions were, I feel much better.


18 posted on 06/17/2011 12:10:42 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I’m trying to cut through the hype to get at what appears to be the facts in the articles.


19 posted on 06/17/2011 12:16:23 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Nachum

“Melaku is a Muslim”

Like no one saw that coming?!


20 posted on 06/17/2011 12:31:11 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: hellbender
It's a potent oxidizing agent.

We had the same thought. The news reports I heard today were downplaying the ammonium nitrate, and the news reader made it sound so innocuous. I was not reassured.

21 posted on 06/17/2011 1:15:26 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: Moonman62
He seems like a small time criminal, and there were no explosives in his backpack. He wasn’t a threat to the Pentagon.

Right. Just like the folks in the federal bldg in Oklahoma City. Tim McVeigh was just fertilizing. I'm sure Melaku was just putting a little fertilizer down on the gravesites in Arlington Cemetery after hours.

22 posted on 06/17/2011 1:20:37 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: OCCASparky

Yonathan Melaku?

Will Hussein Obama call for a “Beer Summit”?


23 posted on 06/17/2011 1:27:10 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Moonman62

Update:

Reservist Charged in ’10 Building Shootings [Yonathan Melaku]
NY Times ^ | June 23, 2011 | Sean Collins Walsh Posted on
http:/www.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/us/24reservist.html
Friday, June 24, 2011 6:55:57 PM by La Enchiladita


24 posted on 01/26/2012 8:54:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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