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Jun 14, 2011 6:39 AM by Kirsten Bennett

Man found with gun and suspicious package near Pentagon

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a motorist found with a gun and what appeared to be a suspicious package near the Pentagon has been taken into custody.

Police say a trooper saw the vehicle backing up on a southbound Interstate 395 ramp around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Police stopped the car and found a handgun and what they described as a "suspicious-looking package" inside.

State police bomb technicians and the Arlington County Fire Department responded to the scene and determined there was no explosive or suspicious device.

Police say the driver has been taken into custody with charges pending.

The incident shut down the ramp for hours Monday night.

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