On early Monday, American Capitol Police stated that they had taken a California person into custody nearby the DNC (Democratic National Committee) headquarters in Washington that a bayonet, several types of knives, and a blade were in his vehicle.
The patrolling police officers explained that around Sunday midnight, they saw a truck, and swastika and several other white supremacist signs were printed on the truck. Moreover, the officers said that at the place of the license plate, the vehicle had an image of an American flag.
In Washington, it is illicit to hold or carry a machete and a bayonet whether in hands or in the vehicle. The officers said that the forty-four-year-old Donald Craighead, the arrested person, described that he was on patrol. Furthermore, the arrested person was charged for carrying barred weapons. The police department added that they are continuing to examine the suspect.
Emerging security threats
Security threats are still mounting near the United States Capitol, which isn’t far from the Democratic party headquarters, in a result of the destruction of the U.S. Capitol building on 6th January by hundreds of pro-Trump supporters to overturn the election result in which Joe Biden got the victory.
This Saturday, in Washington, those above six hundred followers that detained around 8 months ago are now arranging a rally named ‘Justice for J6.’ Around fifty of them were found guilty for various charges, while the remaining cases are undecided, and some of them are waiting for trials while remaining in the prisons.
On Monday, in a statement, the Capitol Police described that they are acknowledged of concerning online chatter about the protest decided for coming Saturday.
Tom Manger (the chief of the force) said that he urges anyone who is planning about creating trouble to stay home. He continued that they will enforce the law and wouldn’t bear any violence.
On Monday, the police department authorized a strategy to provisionally reinstall a barrier around the U.S. Capitol building in the wake of protest of coming Saturday.