Several Baltimore blocks evacuated after van found with 1,000 gallons of gas

(CNN)A portion of Baltimore’s downtown was evacuated Monday following reports of a suspicious vehicle containing 1,000 gallons of gasoline.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said no bomb was detected. “We are currently in the process of conducting precautionary sweeps in an effort to ensure public safety. These sweeps are expected to take several hours.”
The vehicle “is not a threat and is in the process of being removed from the garage,” Young later said.

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