WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A bomb squad has detonated a pressure cooker found inside an unattended vehicle near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for Capitol Police said officers saw the "suspicious" vehicle and detected a gasoline smell on Third Street between Jefferson Drive and Madison Drive.
Police arrested the owner of the vehicle, Israel Shimeles of Alexandria, Va., and charged him with "operating a vehicle after revocation."
Pressure cookers, a popular cooking appliance, can also be used to make bombs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, used pressure cooker bombs to carry out the deadly Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.