Rockville, MD - - - On Monday, August 22, 2011 an officer of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division was on patrol of Cabin John Regional Park (10601 Westlake Drive, Bethesda Md.). The officer saw a subject in a red jeep Cherokee that was parked in an isolated part of the park after the park was closed. As he approached the vehicle, he found fireworks in the vehicle.
Montgomery County Fire Rescue responded and their investigation revealed that the Jeep had been fitted with a turret and multiple tubes from which fireworks were to be deployed. The Joint Terrorism Task Force was notified and responded as well. The subject was identified as Glenn Neff, 27, of Stewart, Florida. Neff made statements that he didn’t want to hurt anyone. The device was made to draw attention to himself and issues he had with the banking industry. He had planned to ignite them on the National Mall. Also located in his vehicle was drug paraphernalia and alcohol.
Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigations Section rendered the devices safe on the scene. The subject has been taken into custody and charges are pending. This release will be updated upon issuance of charges.
Below is some video of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue bomb technicians removing the turret from the top of the vehicle. Video courtesy of Battalion Chief Kevin Frazier, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.