Oklahoma City Memorial to Add McVeigh's Car

Apr 21, 2013

McVeigh's traffic stop on I-35 90-minutes after the bombing
Credit OHP Dash Camera

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is adding a new item to its collection: the car driven by bomber Timothy McVeigh at the time of his arrest.

Officials say McVeigh's Mercury Marquis will go on display at the museum along with video from the traffic stop after the deadly bombing.

On April 19th, 1995, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper pulled over McVeigh on Interstate 35 in Noble County because the car had no tag. McVeigh was taken into custody and later linked to the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people.

Oklahoma City television station KOCO reports that the addition is part of new updates and renovations that will begin this fall. The memorial raised about $5 million for the project.