By Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY
Law enforcement is investigating a Nevada man who was driving a
stolen pickup truck that contained a cache of dangerous weapons.
man, who was arrested Wednesday night near the University of Washington
in Seattle, had a stolen scoped rifle, a stolen shotgun, explosive
devices and body armor in his possession.
"The suspect is in
custody," University of Washington Deputy Police Chief Randy West said
Thursday evening. "An investigation is underway."
Police haven't released the name of the 21-year-old suspect.
have no idea what his intentions are," University of Washington Police
Chief John Vinson said at a Thursday afternoon news conference. "This is
a very active investigation. We're trying to rule out everything at
University of Washington police are working with the
Seattle Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the
University police first saw a man sleeping in a pickup
truck near campus late Tuesday, Vinson said. They did a check on the
license plate then, but didn't detect anything suspicious.
Wednesday, police received notice that the truck had been reported
stolen out of Montana. Officers were told to watch for the pickup and
spotted it Wednesday night near the campus.
The suspect was taken
into custody "without incident," and booked into the King County Jail,
said the Seattle Police Department.
He wasn't formally charged with a crime as of Thursday night, said West.
man was not cooperating with police, said Vinson, who also said that
there did not appear to be any threat to the university community.