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Man in custody after part of Mall shut

A man from Arizona was taken into custody late Wednesday after a parked vehicle with firearms inside prompted authorities to shut down part of the Mall during the afternoon.

The vehicle was parked on the Mall, near the Air and Space Museum. A U.S. Park Police officer spotted something suspicious inside about 3:15 p.m., according to a Park Police spokesman.

The Mall was cordoned off between 4th and 7th Streets while authorities searched the vehicle.Sgt. David Schlosser of the Park Police said a handgun and several rifles were found.

A bomb disposal unit was sent to the scene, but no explosives were found.

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By Terri Rupar  | November 3, 2010; 7:29 PM ET
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In Arizona and oh say, about 50 states in the USA, it's legal to carry guns in trucks. Half the trucks in the West have gun racks. So what's the charge against this fellow? Were they hunting rifles? Were they loaded?

Posted by: wjc1va | November 4, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

What's this country coming to when a man can't drive his vehicle, loaded w/ weapons and several thousand rounds of ammunition, into an area packed with government employees and tourists?

Posted by: randysbailin | November 4, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

"Full of Guns"??
That's a bit of hyperbole isn't it, unless the mans truck was really, really small.

Posted by: michael49 | November 4, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Teabagger!

Posted by: B-rod | November 4, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

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