Early Wednesday morning, a 43-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested by police at the Washington D.C. location of Trump’s International Hotel, which is just a few blocks from the White House. He was found to have an assault rifle, a handgun, and 90 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.
Washington Post reported that Brian Moles, of Edinboro, was arrested by Metropolitan Police after they received a “tip from an out-of-state law enforcement agency.” The agency reportedly claimed that Moles “had made threatening remarks,” but police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck did not elaborate as to what the remarks were.
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Business Insider reports:
The Secret Service issued a statement Wednesday morning saying they had received a tip about Moles from a “concerned citizen” as well as hotel staff. Officers reportedly found a “semi-automatic assault-style rifle and a handgun in the individual’s vehicle.”
Police had been told Moles had a Glock 23 pistol and a Carbon 15 Bushmaster rifle, the incident report said. Officers saw one of the guns in his car and found a second firearm in the glove compartment.
Moles also had 30 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and 60 .223-caliber rounds, the report said. He was charged with carrying a pistol without a license and possessing unregistered ammunition, the document said.
Police spokeswoman Karimah Bilal had no information about an attorney for Moles.
Trump’s hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, housed in a landmark former post office, has become a focal point for protests against the Republican president since he took office in January.
According to the Edinboro Police Chief Jeff Craft, Moles does not have a criminal record and was not previously on the police radar. I would say he just earned himself a blimp on their surveillances from now on, whether he ends up in jail or not.
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