United States Capitol Police arrested a California man who had multiple knives in his truck near the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
Source: Capitol Police Twitter.
US Capitol police arrested a man carrying prohibited weapons, including a bayonet and a machete, in a truck bearing white supremacist symbols outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters, the department said Monday.
The driver, 44-year-old Donald Craighead of Oceanside, California, told police he was “on patrol” and began talking about “white supremacist ideology,” The US Capitol Police said.
The arrest was made Monday morning, less than a week before people gathered on Capitol Hill for a rally in support of the hundreds incarcerated in connection with the deadly Jan.6 invasion of the Capitol.
“At this time, it is not clear if he planned to attend the next demonstrations or if he has ties to any previous cases in the area,” the department said.
The Dodge Dakota truck had “a swastika and other symbols of white supremacy painted on it,” according to Capitol Police. It also featured an image of an American flag in place of a license plate.
Craighead was arrested early Monday morning for possessing the prohibited weapons, police said.
“This is an excellent example of the work our officers do every day,” Jason Bell, deputy director of the Office of Operational Services, said in a statement. “We are very proud of these officers for their vigilance.”
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