Suspicious package found near Pentagon

Police took one person into custody early Friday morning when a suspicious package was found in a car near the Pentagon.

The suspicious vehicle was found in bushes near the Pentagon's north parking lot. A U.S. official "said police found a suspicious person near Arlington National Cemetery and the person led them to the vehicle, off the road between the Pentagon and the cemetery," the Associated Press reported.

The suspicious device was deemed "safe" after the Arlington Bomb Squad was called to the scene, according to NBC. Several major roads were shut down as police search for one or two more people who fled the scene after police apprehended the vehicle, NBC reported.

CNN reported that U.S. Park Police police took the person in custody when he could not provide adequate details about why he was in Arlington National Cemetery overnight when it was closed.

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