Man in custody over suspicious car near Pentagon

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Posted: Jun 17, 2011 8:24 AM
Man in custody over suspicious car near Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities closed several major highways around the Pentagon and took a man into custody on Friday after discovering a suspicious package inside a car, police said.

Officials could not confirm local media reports that the package inside the vehicle resembled a bomb.

Reports said a police bomb squad was preparing to detonate the package while authorities searched for as many as three other people who were said to have fled the car on foot.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Jackie Frank)