Suspicious Device Ruled Not a Threat During Pipe Bomb Scare in Arlington

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    A bomb squad was called in to check out a suspicious device in a car in Arlington Sunday. Investigators detonated the device and determined it wasn't a threat. (Published Monday, Oct 14, 2013)

    Arlington County Police arrested one man following a bomb scare Sunday afternoon.

    Officers pulled over the vehicle on S. Highland Street near Route 50 around 4:20 p.m. Sunday and saw something suspicious inside that resembled a pipe bomb.

    The bomb squad was called in to check out the device, closing roads around the area.

    Investigators detonated the device and determined it wasn't a threat.

    A 63-year-old New York man was taken into custody for questioning. Police did not immediately release his name.

    Police found drug paraphernalia inside the car.