Capitol Police Officers Arrest Man With Machete Near Democratic National Committee Headquarters

A California man was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police officers in Washington on Monday. Officials said the man was taken into custody near the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters. He was identified as Donald Craighead, 44, of Oceanside. Craighead allegedly had multiple knives in his truck, including a machete, which is illegal to possess in the nation’s capital. Officers noticed the Dodge Dakota pickup truck, which bore a swastika and other white supremacist symbols and lacked a license plate, outside the DNC headquarters around midnight. Officers pulled the truck over and noticed the machete and a bayonnette. Officers said Craighead said he was “on patrol” and discussed white supremacist ideology. There was no clear link between the suspect and any upcoming demonstrations. “This is good police work plain and simple,” Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said in a statement. “We applaud the officers’ keen observation and the teamwork that resulted …

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