BREAKING: Man Arrested in Plot to Assassinate Trump, Blow Up Pentagon

This story is developing.

On Wednesday, a 42-year-old man was taken into custody by the West Virginia State Police for having allegedly made threats to murder President Trump and detonate an explosive device at the Pentagon building.

While details remain scarce, authorities confirmed that Interstate 68 was closed for hours in relation to the threats.

According to law enforcement, the ongoing investigation stems from a traffic stop which occurred earlier during the day, where police reportedly discovered explosives and a firearm.


West Virginia State Police said Interstate 68 was shut down several hours Wednesday near the border with Maryland after threats were made to kill President Donald Trump and to blow up the Pentagon.

A 42-year-old male has been detained for questioning after a search of the vehicle revealed a fiream and explosive powder, State Police said.

State Police, the FBI and Secret Service are continuing to investigate.

Troopers conducted a traffic stop about 10:30 a.m. for speeding in the eastbound lanes near Bruceton Mills. The traffic stop resulted in an investigation that led to the shutdown of the interstate.

The interstate was shut down near the West Virginia/Maryland state line about four hours. Traffic was diverted off the interstate and drivers were advised to find alternate routes.


The interstate reopened about 2:30 p.m.