A California man was arrested by Capitol Police on Monday after he was found with multiple knives inside of his truck which displayed a swastika symbol alongside other white supremacist emblems outside of the Democrat National Committees headquarters. Donald Craighead was arrested for possession of prohibited weapons, the truck also did not have a license plate.
Fox News reports:
Instead, a picture of an American flag was placed where the license plate should have been. The officer pulled over the truck along the 500 block of South Capitol Street, SW, and noticed a bayonet and machete, which are illegal in Washington, D.C., inside, police said.
At that time, Craighead allegedly stated that he was “on patrol” and “began talking about white supremacist ideology and other rhetoric pertaining to white supremacy,” the U.S. Capitol Police said.
“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 in this arrest.”
“This is an excellent example of the work our officers do every day,” Operational Services Bureau Deputy Chief Jason Bell added. “We are so proud of these officers for their vigilance.”
The arrest comes weeks after a man parked near the Capitol claimed to have a bomb inside of his truck, causing evacuations from multiple buildings on the capitol complex.