Suspicious Car, Driver on R Street Prompt Evacuation; Man in Custody

by June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am 0


A suspicious car on the 1700 block of R Street NW on Monday afternoon. (Anna Carr and Luis Gomez Photos)

Yesterday at around 3 pm R Street was closed to traffic for several hours by DC Police from 16th Street to New Hampshire Avenue. A suspicious vehicle, a black Honda Civic, was parked across from Ross Elementary School on the 1700 block of R Street NW.

The man believed to be the driver was taken by the police in custody after they saw what appeared to be propane canisters inside the car. Police evacuated several buildings, including Ross Elementary School as a precaution.

The Honda Civic had stickers that read “Death to Capitalism.”

NBC-4 has more details and reported that “No hazardous materials were found in the car, according to D.C. police. The Secret Service is at the scene and may take over the investigation, D.C. police said.”

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