WASHINGTON - A Stuart man is in custody after Montgomery County Fire Rescue investigators and the Joint Terrorism Task Force say he planned to use a Jeep fitted with a turret and multiple tubes of fireworks to ignite the National Mall in Washington D.C. Monday.
An officer of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division was on patrol of Cabin John Regional Park when they saw Glenn Neff, 27, in a red Jeep Cherokee in an isolated part of the park after the park was closed, according to police.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he found fireworks and the device. Police say Neff made statements that he was not planning to hurt anyone, and the device was made to draw attention to himself and issues he had with the banking industry.
Drug paraphernalia and alcohol were also located in Neff's vehicle, according to police. Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigations Section rendered the devices safe on the scene.
Neff has been taken into custody and charges are pending.
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