Police in Washington, D.C., discovered a pressure cooker in an abandoned vehicle on the National Mall by the U.S. Capitol, destroyed it and arrested one.
Terrorists in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings used a pressure cooker. That incident left three dead and hundreds injured.
Police Lt. Kimberly Schneider said to the Associated Press police saw the suspiciously parked vehicle while making regular patrols.
“Further investigation revealed a pressure cooker, and an odor of gasoline was detected,” she said, adding Capitol Police bomb squad experts were called to the scene to destroy the device.
Police located the vehicle’s owner, Israel Shimeles of Alexandria, Va., and charged him with operating a car with a revoked license, Fox News reported.