US Capitol Police arrested Donald Craighead, 44, of Oceanside, California, outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters this morning in a Dodge Dakota pickup truck emblazoned with white supremacist symbols and a swastika. The vehicle had an American flag graphic in lieu of a license plate. Craighead was reportedly carrying a bayonet and machete in the vehicle. From NPR:
The arrest was made less than a week before people are set to gather at the U.S. Capitol for a rally in support of the hundreds of pro-Trump supporters who were charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection.
"At this time, it is not clear if he was planning to attend any upcoming demonstrations or if he has ties to any previous cases in the area," the department said.