The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a man suspected of tossing a “commercial grade firework” at a group of people dining at a restaurant following the Million MAGA March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday evening.
Javien Michael Dawson, a 26-year-old local resident, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon for tossing a “commercial grade firework at several victims” on the 1600 block of K Street, NW, per police. The location is only two blocks from the White House.
Footage from the area, posted by NBC News reporter Shomari Stone, shows a crowd of people gathering around patrons at PJ Clarke’s restaurant. Moments later, someone in the crowd tosses a firework toward the restaurant patio, and it subsequently explodes on the patio. Stone identified some of the restaurant patrons as Trump supporters.
BREAKING 3 Trump supporters are eating outside at a restaurant, 2 blocks from the White House. 16th & K St. A large group confronts them. Someone