Man detained after driving truck on grass at National Mall

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – A section of the National Mall in Washington D.C. was shutdown for a portion of Tuesday afternoon after a pickup truck was driven onto the lawn and parked in the middle of the grass.

The driver, who was detained shortly after the incident, reportedly issued a HAZMAT threat, which prompted a large police response.

The vehicle was parked in a section of the mall between the Capitol reflecting pool and the Washington monument.

Two police robots were brought to the scene to search the truck.

The National Mall is a two-mile long federal park between the US Capitol and the Washington Monument.

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