19-year-old Tries To Detonate Vehicle In Front Of The Pentagon

Alexandria, Virginia – An Arkansas man was arrested and charged with trying to blow up a car in front of the Pentagon, authorities said Tuesday.

Matthew Dmitri Richardson of Fayetteville was arrested Monday. You must appear in a federal court in Virginia on Tuesday afternoon.

A policeman saw the 19-year-old boy standing beside the car and trying to use a cigarette lighter to set fire to a cloth tied to the fuel tank, according to court documents. Richardson told the policeman that he was going to fly to pieces along with the car, according to the complaint.

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For now it is not known if Richardson has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.

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