U.S. Capitol police arrested a man early Monday morning on weapons charges for having a bayonet and a machete in his pickup truck that were found during a traffic stop a few blocks from the Capitol near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Police said the man, Donald Craighead, 44, of Oceanside, California, told officers he was “on patrol” and spoke about white supremacist ideology. The truck had several swastikas on it, according to police photos.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) September 13, 2021
The arrest is the latest incident at the Capitol in a year that has seen the January 6 riot, a deadly car attack on Capitol police in April by a mentally ill Black man follower of the Nation of Islam and the standoff with a mentally ill white man last month who claimed he had a bomb in his