Friday, June 17, 2011
Yonathan Melaku a Muslim Marine Found in Arlington Cemetery Had Backpack With 5 lbs of “Ammonium Nitrate”, Shut Down Al-Qaeda Websites That Inspire Terrorism.
ABC NEWS...A man who was carrying suspected bomb making materials and pro-al-Qaeda literature was arrested in Arlington National Cemetery early today, triggering a bomb scare that snarled Washington’s morning rush hour. The FBI, however, determined that the material in his backpack was harmless.
Brenda Heck, special agent in charge of counterterrorism for the FBI, “There was not a device and the products found are determined right now to be inert.” Two separate law enforcement sources told ABC News identified the suspect as Yonathan Melaku, (HIS PHOTO ABOVE), 22, of Alexandria, Va. U.S. Park Police said no charges have been filed against him yet.
At 9:30 AM, the Federal Bureau of Investigation held another press conference, providing new details on the suspicious vehicle and package found near the Pentagon.
Brenda Heck, a spokesperson for the FBI, said that the suspicious vehicle was red 2011 Nissan (PROBABLY A RENTAL). As for the suspect, Heck told reporters that the individual detained was found in Arlington National Cemetery around 1:30am this morning and was in possession of the backpack.
FOX NEWS...Bill Hemmer, host of America’s Newsroom, provided new details on the man currently detained by U.S. authorities over the night in Arlington Cemetery and what exactly he was carrying around.
Hemmer reports that the man in custody is a Muslim and a Marine, Yonathan Melaku, a lance corporal in the Marine Corps Reserve, and joined the U.S.M.C in 2007. Melaku is said to be a Muslim and was carrying a backpack filled with five pounds of a powder labeled “Ammonium Nitrate”. Despite the label on the package describing an explosive material, the powder was discovered to be inert. Hemmer also said that the backpack contained a notebook filled with sayings relating to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator Sarasota Fl www.wbipi.com