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Marine Corps reservist in custody for scare at Pentagon

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A Marine Corps reservist is in custody
after authorities say they found him in the middle of the night
near the Pentagon with a backpack containing suspicious items.
Yonathan Welaku, of Alexandria, Va., was discovered after 1 a.m.
Friday inside Arlington National Cemetery, hours after it had
A law enforcement official says he may have had a quantity of
ammonium nitrate, which can be used in explosives in the correct
concentration. The FBI says the items were non-explosive, but are
being tested.
Bomb-sniffing dogs went through Welaku's home on Friday.
The FBI says Welaku joined the Marine Corps Reserves in
September 2007 and is currently listed as a lance corporal.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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