Man Arrested & Interstate Shut Down After Threatening Assassination of President & Blowing Up The Pentagon

A 42-year-old man is in custody and Interstate I-68 was shut down for almost four hours Wednesday after he threatened assassination of the President and blowing up the Pentagon.

“As a result of the investigation based on a traffic stop that occurred earlier this morning, it had been discovered that threats were made to kill the President of the United States and to blow up the Pentagon. A search of the vehicle revealed a firearm and an explosive powder. A 42-year-old male has been detained for questioning. WVSP in conjunction with the FBI and Secret Service are continuing to investigate. The interstate has been reopened.”

The man in custody has not been identified.

There were a number of law enforcement agencies on the scene including the FBI. That agency was called in to assist by the WVSP, Catherine Policicchio, public affairs specialist, with the Pittsburgh Field Office, said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms “lent their expertise” to the investigation, according to a rep from the agency. He referred additional inquiries back to the West Virginia State Police.

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