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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