Capitol Police arrest man outside DNC with bayonet, machete
WASHINGTON (Gray News) - U.S. Capitol Police arrested a California man early Monday who had multiple knives in his truck near the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
Around midnight, officers pulled over a pickup truck with a swastika and other white supremacist symbols painted on it outside the DNC. There was no license plate, just an American flag where the plate should have been.
The officers noticed a bayonet and machete, which are illegal in Washington, D.C., inside the truck.
The driver, 44-year-old Donald Craighead of Oceanside, California, was arrested for possession of prohibited weapons.
He told officers he was “on patrol,” according to a Capitol Police press release, and authorities said it wasn’t clear if he was planning on attending any planned demonstrations.
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