- Capitol Police arrested a man with a bayonet, a machete, and several knives near the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
- The detainee’s vehicle had a swastika and other white supremacist symbols painted on the exterior.
- The suspect’s truck didn’t have a license plate.
Police arrested on Monday a man who had a bayonet, a machete and several knives in his truck, which was parked near the headquarters of the Democratic Party and a few meters away from the federal Capitol.
The detainee’s vehicle had a swastika and several white supremacist symbols painted on the outside, the Capitol Police reported in a statement, according to the Efe news agency.
Armed man arrested near the Capitol
Also, the truck did not have a license plate and instead was a license plate with the American flag. The appearance of the vehicle caught the attention of a police patrol guarding the vicinity of the US Capitol early Monday morning.
When agents inspected the truck, they found a bayonet and a machete, weapons that are illegal in the District of Columbia, where the capital is located. U.S, reported the Capitol Police through their account Twitter.
Suspect was identified
The suspect was identified as Donald Craighead, 44, of Oceanside, California. He has been arrested for possession of prohibited weapons in Washington DC.
The Capitol Police still do not know if the detainee has ties to white supremacist groups or if he had planned to participate in the demonstrations that far-right groups have called for next Saturday outside the Capitol. The call seeks to support those who were arrested for the assault on the Capitol on January 6, in which five people died, including a police officer.
It is unknown if the detainee has ties to white supremacist groups.
The objective of the mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) that broke into the headquarters of the US Congress was to prevent the ratification of the victory in the November 2020 elections of the Democratic candidate and current president, Joe Biden.
So far, more than 600 people have been indicted on charges related to the assault, including more than 160 accused of crimes of assault on the authority. Monday’s incident also comes a month after a several-hour confrontation near the US Capitol that occurred on August 19 when Floyd Ray Roseberry, a 49-year-old suspect from North Carolina, claimed to have an explosive device, reported CNN. Filed Under: Armed Man Arrested Near Capitol Building.
Capitol bomb suspect indicted in federal court
Floyd Ray Roseberry, was indicted on August 21 in federal court in Washington, DC, following threats to explode a bomb near the Library of Congress. The man will face charges of use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device.
The man, while threatening authorities setting off the explosive device, made a transmission on social networks, mentioning that his motives were the evils that the government was doing to the country, including the position of the United States regarding Afghanistan, medical care and the army; his relatives have declared that he suffers from mental difficulties. Filed Under: Armed Man Arrested Near Capitol Building.
Roseberry Defendant Capitol Bomb: Indicted in Federal Court
An uncertain future, will face the suspect of the bomb attack on the Capitol. According to information from different media, on Thursday he was charged in federal court and faces life in prison if convicted. Apparently, the chances of his being released on bail have gone overboard, after showing that he wanted to press the explosive device.
The Efe agency mentioned that the detainee Floyd Ray Roseberry, who surrendered to the security forces yesterday after parking a van in front of the Library of Congress and assuring that he was carrying an explosive device, appeared this Friday in a court of the District of Columbia, where is Washington. Filed Under: Armed Man Arrested Near Capitol Building.
Roseberry Defendant Capitol Bomb: The Charges He Faces
According to The Hill media outlet, Floyd Ray Roseberry was charged in federal court in Washington, DC, for an attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device. The two charges he faces have very severe consequences for the ‘bomb suspect’.
Roseberry, could spend a lifetime in prison for the attack he wanted to carry out, as it endangered the lives of hundreds of officials; the same, who were quickly evacuated after the threats made by the man. They were five hours of negotiation, until the agents were able to control the situation and later apprehend him. Filed Under: Armed Man Arrested Near Capitol Building.
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