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Marine Reservist Charged in Military Shootings (Video)

Yonathan Melaku
Leesburg Police Department
Yonathan Melaku

We've got an update on a story we brought you last week. The same Marine Reservist who prompted a security scare near the Pentagon on June 17 is now under arrest for shooting at military installations in 2010.

ABC News reports federal prosecutors are charging 22-year-old Yonathan Melaku with shooting a gun at four military sites:

According to Reuters, Melaku also had bomb-making materials in his possession. Authorities found those materials, including ammonium nitrate, in Melaku's backpack when he was detailed last week, and at his home. So far, Melaku isn't facing any charges in relation to the bomb-making materials.


Melaku was born in Ethiopia and is a naturalized American citizen and resident of Virginia. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if he's convicted on all charges.

The Associated Press has more on the story: