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3 arrested after 'suspicious car' found in Pentagon's parking lot


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Three men were arrested after police found a "suspicious car" in the Pentagon’s South parking lot Sunday morning, according to Arlington County police.

Around 7:20 a.m., police say officers found three men passed out in the car. Police say the three men appeared to be drunk. There were wires hanging from the undercarriage of the car, police said. 

A bomb squad was sent to check on the car and the individuals, according to police. 

Metro tweeted that the Pentagon station was closed temporarily because of police activity.

"At approximately 7:23 a.m., the Pentagon Police noticed an impassive vehicle near the Pentagon's South Parking Lot, at the intersection of South Eads Street and South Rotary Road, adjacent to the Route 395 underpass. The vehicle had a wire protruding from the driver's door and three occupants inside of the vehicle, all of whom were unresponsive. The vehicle was deemed suspicious and potentially dangerous.

Incident command was established in the Pentagon's South Parking Lot at Fern Street and North Rotary Road, and the Pentagon's Hazards Materials (Hazmat) unit and Explosives Ordnance Device (EOD) team responded to the scene, as did an Arlington County's EOD unit. An Arlington County improvised explosives device (IED) robot was used to inspect and screen the vehicle.

The three occupants were asked to exit the vehicle, but did not exit the vehicle. At approximately 8:46 a.m., the occupants tried to drive off and flee the scene. They were stopped, apprehended, and taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle was given a breathalyzer test and registered a .113 blood alcohol level; .08 is the legal limit for driving. 

The vehicle was found not to have any hazardous or dangerous materials and was towed to the  Pentagon's Impound Lot on Boundary Channel Drive. At approximately 9:38 a.m., the scene was cleared and normal operations resumed.

The Pentagon Police are investigating the incident. We will provide additional information when we have it."

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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