The United States Capitol Police said they arrested a man on Monday near the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington who was armed with multiple knives, including a bayonet and machete.
In a press release, the department said around midnight, a Special Operation Division officer noticed a Dodge Dakota pickup truck with a swastika and other white supremacist symbols painted on it outside the DNC headquarters.
According to the press release, an image of the American flag was also found where the license plate should have been.
The police stated that the officer then pulled over the truck to find a bayonet, and a machete in the vehicle. Both are illegal in Washington, D.C.
Donald Craighead, a 44-year old Californian, was taken into custody for possessing prohibited weapons.
“This is an excellent example of the work our officers do every day,” said Operational Services Bureau Deputy Chief Jason Bell. “We are so proud of these officers for their vigilance.”
Capitol Police said it’s unclear at this time if Craighead was attempting to attend any upcoming demonstrations.