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Police: California man demands tour of Y-12
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Oak Ridge police took a California man into custody after he attempted to enter a building adjacent to Y-12 on Friday night.

An employee of the New Hope Center confronted Rishi Chatterjee Malakar, 24, as he was attempting to get into the building through a back door. Police said Malakar demanded a tour of the building. When the employee said no, Malakar apparently took off in a maroon-colored Jeep with a Texas license plate.

Fifteen minutes later, Oak Ridge police stopped Malakar's car on Bethel Valley Road in the eastern part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After police pulled him over, Malakar demanded a tour of ORNL. Officials arrested him for driving on a suspended license.

Officers took him to the headquarters of the Oak Ridge Police Department headquarters where special agents with the FBI and the Department of Energy interviewed him.

Authorities later took him to the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton where he's being held for driving on a suspended license.


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