Earlier today, Capitol Police reportedly arrested a man near the DNC headquarters.
According to police, the man had multiple knives in his truck, including a bayonet and a machete.
The suspicious truck was noticed on Sunday night.
Bracing for Danger
Conservatives are doing everything to distance themselves from right-wing extremist groups, but this news cycle will not make that very easy.
An upcoming rally on September 18 by the Justice for J6 group already had law enforcement’s ears up.
Police are expecting far-right-wing extremist groups, including white supremacy groups, to flock to DC for the “rally.”
The arrest of this man will more than likely only amp up the readiness in the area.
Local police reportedly noticed the suspicious truck on Sunday night.
The Dodge Dakota truck had no license plate but instead had a picture of the American flag where that plate should have been.
The truck also reportedly had a swastika and white supremacist symbols painted on it.
Donald Craighead, 44, of Oceanside, CA, was taken into custody when the police saw a machete and bayonet in the vehicle, both illegal in DC.
Capitol Police had already requested extra security measures be put in place for the rally, including temporary fencing.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is reportedly holding a security briefing today with top officials on both sides of the aisle in both the House and Senate to discuss security protocols for the event.