Happening Now: Reports are filtering in about a man with a machete and a bayonet having been arrested just outside of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington DC.
“The United States Capitol Police have arrested Donald Craighead, 44, of California outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters after officers observed a bayonet and machete in his vehicle in the early hours of Monday,” according to the New York Post.
“Around midnight, officers noticed Craighead’s Dodge Dakota pickup truck, which had a photo of an American flag in place of a license plate, and a swastika and other white supremacist symbols painted on it, according to a press release from the USCP. [emphasis added]
“After officers pulled the truck over, they found a bayonet and machete inside. Both items are illegal in the nation’s capital. [emphasis added]
“Craighead, from Oceanside, California, reportedly told law enforcement that he was ‘on patrol” before talking about ‘white supremacist ideology and other rhetoric pertaining to white supremacy,’ according to the department. [emphasis added]
“The 44-year-old was arrested for possession of prohibited weapons and is being investigated by the USCP Investigations Division.”
For more of this developing story, please go to the New York Post.
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