U.S. Capitol Police arrest man with machete, bayonet near DNC headquarters

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US Capitol Police said on monday This led to the arrest of a California man armed with multiple knives outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington.

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big picture: The arrests came days before a planned 18 September rally in support of the individuals arrested for attacking the Capitol on 6 January. The USCP said it was “closely monitoring” the incident, known as “Justice for J6”.

description: USCP said Press release That an officer while on patrol saw a pickup truck with “white supremacist symbols” written on it. The truck did not have a license plate and was towed near the DNC headquarters.

  • The driver, identified as 44-year-old Donald Craighead, reportedly told officers he was “on patrol” and spoke of “white supremacist ideology,” according to the USCP.
  • Officials said they saw a weapon and a bayonet, both of which are illegal in DC
  • The USCP also said that “it is not clear whether he was planning to participate in any upcoming demonstrations or if he had connections to a previous case in the area.”
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Flashback: In August, a man who claimed to be a bomb was arrested near the Capitol. The suspect warned of a “revolution” and expressed animosity towards President Biden in a video broadcast on Facebook.

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