The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense. (Ken Hammond/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man is being held in connection with this morning’s scare about a suspicious abandoned vehicle that closed roads around the Pentagon.

Law enforcement sources confirmed that the man detained is Yonathan Melaku, 22, of Alexandria. Melaku has not been charged.

The incident caused gridlock in northern Virginia for several hours during the morning commute.

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