Capitol police arrested a California man with ‘multiple knives’ in his truck near Democratic headquarters

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  • A California man in possession of multiple knives was arrested near the Democratic headquarters.
  • A US Capitol Police officer late Sunday night was on patrol when he noticed the Dodge Dakota truck.
  • The truck, which was near the building, had a swastika and other white supremacist paintings on it.
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A California man in possession of multiple knives was arrested near the Democratic National Committee headquarters, US Capitol Police said on Monday. An officer late Sunday night was on patrol when he noticed a Dodge Dakota truck with a swastika and other white supremacist paintings on it outside the building, police said in a statement. Donald Craighead, a 44-year-old resident of Oceanside, California, had a bayonet and machete in the truck, both of which are illegal in DC.

He was arrested for possession of prohibited weapons. Capitol police said Craighead claimed he was “on patrol” and talked about white supremacy, though police didn’t say what his motives were. “We applaud the officers’ keen observation and the teamwork that resulted in this arrest,” said Chief Tom Manger in a statement.

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