THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: Traffic | Travel Guide | Weather | Holiday Guide | Mall Hours

Man In Custody After Reports Of Suspicious Person Inside Visitor Center Garage

By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Visitor’s Center on Independence Mall closed for a short period of time Sunday while police investigated a suspicious man.

Authorities say a man wearing a full camouflage suit inside the Visitor’s Center quickly drew the attention of police.

Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Joe McGarrey says they caught up with him inside a vehicle in the underground parking garage.

“The car was full of trash,” he said. “So as a precaution on the safe side, we cleared it with K-9, cleared it with the bomb squad.”

Nothing dangerous was found, but the man was taken into custody for questioning. No charges have been filed.

“Obviously, it’s the Visitor’s Center, Independence Mall,” McGarrey said. “We’re going to take every precaution necessary.”

The building has re-opened.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

More from Mike Dougherty
  • Terrorists WIN! Man Arrested For Wearing Camo....

    […] […]

  • Man Wearing Camo Shuts Down Philly Visitor's Center... | Latestwire

    […] (Third column, 10th story, link) […]

  • Arrested for wearing prole clothing | Lion of the Blogosphere

    […] According to CBS Philly: […]

  • Past Breaking News Headlines For April 2013 – (TCP)CHICAGO « The Critical Post – (TCP)Chicago

    […] Man Wearing Camo Shuts Down Philly Visitor’s Center… […]

  • Proof of what not to dress like in a SHTF - INGunOwners

    […] […]

  • The Media Didn’t Learn a Thing after Boston | Shall Not Be Questioned

    […] Another report actually relies on on-the-record statements from the police. Can you imagine the insanity behind […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Goes Big!
Download Now!

Listen Live