The FBI has had a string of wins recently nabbing numerous would-be terrorists before they’ve struck. CNN is reporting that they’ve just accused a man arrested on December 7th of “threatening to place pipe bombs along the Metro transportation system in Washington.” The individual, identified as Awais Younis (nee Sundullah Ghilzai) bragged to someone on Facebook how to construct the device and where he could deploy them without being noticed.
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A reader and WUSA 9 report that a man threw Molotov cocktails into the intersection at 17th and K St.. He was apparently holding a sign that said “Justice” on top of a van with “Not my $200 Million” emblazoned on the side. It is not clear exactly what he was protesting. Police arrived on the scene quickly and took the man into custody. At this point, it appears that no one was hurt, although traffic is stopped at the intersection in question. We’ll get back to you with more details as they become available.
Update 3:05: DC Fire and EMS Twitter reports a suspicious package in the van.
Update 3:08: Live video feed of 17th and K St. intersection.
Update 3:13: One of the entrances to Farragut North is closed due to the incident.
Update 3:20: Officers seem to be moving around the van without much trepidation. The suspicious package appears to have been a false alarm.
Update 3:27: Van driven away by police. It appears as though the incident is wrapping up. Can any readers on the scene confirm the Molotov cocktails?
Update 3:50: Intersection is reported to be clear. Just in time for it to get gridlocked by Maryland drivers during rush hour!
Update 4:00: Several witnesses (thanks Sean!) report that there weren’t actually any Molotov cocktails, after all. WUSA 9 still reports that 3 were thrown.