Skip to comments.Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon
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.
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According the head of the joint chiefs, our diversity is the more important mission of the military.
It’s a probe.
Eric Holder will no doubt decline to prosecute one of “his people”...
So in other words it was a bag of Scott's Turf Builder.
Sounds to me like he’s homeless and was probably camping out in the cemetery. Hardly a threat to the Pentagon.
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.
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?
“According to Marine Corps records, Melaku is a Muslim.”
At least they are admitting it this time. I know I’m shocked. Just shocked.
just add diesel..
Just another isolated incident. Move along.
I agree that this was a probe.
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.
He seems like a small time criminal, and there were no explosives in his backpack. He wasn’t a threat to the Pentagon.
Now that's an Amish name, if I ever heard one before.
Just out doing a little lawncare in the parking lot.
Well, since you have personal knowledge of him and what his intentions were, I feel much better.
I’m trying to cut through the hype to get at what appears to be the facts in the articles.
“Melaku is a Muslim”
Like no one saw that coming?!
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.
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.
Will Hussein Obama call for a “Beer Summit”?
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