× Capitol Police Say They Arrested A Man With A Machete And Swastikas On His Truck Near The DNC
The U.S. Capitol Police Department said on Tuesday that they were called to a location in northeast D.C. about an hour after Congress was not in session due to the actor Roseanne Barr. After arriving, authorities arrested a man “with a paint spray can hanging from a window frame in his car.” Investigators took the suspect into custody and later found a weapon.
During the investigation, the officer who arrived on the scene came across a vehicle with white spray paint all over the interior and roof. They also found swastikas and Confederate flag emblems spray painted on the vehicle, according to Fox News. Later that evening, the man was arrested on a charge of threatening a federal officer. The suspect is scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday morning.
Fox reported that he was arrested near the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but that a nearby studio is where Barr was filming the new “Roseanne” show, which was canceled after a racist tweet she posted. Fox reported that the arrest was near the nearby studio where Barr was filming the new “Roseanne” show, which was canceled after a racist tweet she posted.
The statement said that the arrest took place on Tuesday morning, not far from the National Mall.