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