BALTIMORE (AP) - Police in Baltimore say a suspicious vehicle that prompted evacuations and calls to the bomb squad held no bomb, but instead contained stolen diesel fuel.
Baltimore Police Colonel Richard Worley told reporters Monday that the passenger van's owner had no intent to put others in danger. He said the van was rigged to steal the liquid and held some of it in two large containers.
The 15-passenger van was parked on the second floor of a downtown Baltimore parking garage. Police responded to a call about it on late Monday morning.
Evacuation orders ensued and streets were shut down. Large office buildings, apartments and a shopping mall were affected.
One of the buildings that was evacuated is the headquarters of T. Rowe Price and also houses the firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.