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Police Arrest Driver Of Fireworks Laden SUV

August 23, 2011

Police have arrested the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda. The Grand Cherokee was full of fireworks and had a turret with multiple tubes attached to the roof.

The police believe the suspect, 27 year-old Glenn Neff from Stewart, Florida, planned to launch fireworks off of the SUV at the National Mall. Neff told police that while he didn't plan to harm anyone, he wanted to get their attention.

Neff's goal was to send a message about the banking industry. How fireworks and the banking industry relate, your guess is as good as ours.

Police did alert the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

While Neff said he didn't intend to hurt anyone, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue department told News4 that the device had the ability to cause "significant injury" to the nation's capital. The turret gave Neff the ability to direct fireworks in any direction, and fire them horizontally.

Police also found drug paraphernalia and alcohol inside the Jeep. Charges are pending, though no more details have been released at this time.

[NBC Washington]

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