Yesterday a man tried to blow himself up and a vehicle outside of the Pentagon. The man was stopped by a Pentagon Police Officer before he could do it:
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) February 25, 2020
The man’s name was Matthew Dimitri Richardson. Police observed him trying to set a piece of fabric on fire that was sticking out of the gas tank. He was trying to light it with a cigarette lighter.
Richardson told the officer he was trying to blow himself up and the vehicle.
Here’s the court document from the officer describing what happened: