Capitol Police arrest man with a machete and white supremacist symbols on his truck near DNC HQ: report

Capitol Police arrest man with a machete and white supremacist symbols on his truck near DNC HQ: report
US Captiol Police

A California man claiming he was "on patrol" was arrested Monday morning near the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Donald Craighead, 44-year, had a bayonet and machete with him, according to NBC News, and his Dodge Dakota pickup truck, was decorated with a swastika and other white supremacist symbols.

CNN reports that Craighead "had multiple knives in his truck," and notes the arrest comes one month after a man parked his truck in front of the Library of Congress and allegedly threatened to blow up the nation's capital.

"This is good police work plain and simple," U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said in a press release . "We applaud the officers' keen observation and the teamwork that resulted in this arrest."

Capitol Police add that Craighead "began talking about white supremacist ideology and other rhetoric pertaining to white supremacy."

On January 6 police found bombs in front of the DNC and RNC. Last week the FBI released new footage of the alleged suspect.


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