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The United States Capitol Police arrested a California man who had several knives in his truck near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.

Source: Capitol Police Twitter.

A judge ordered the detention of a California man without ties on Tuesday, the day after his arrest, near the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Court documents showed the man, 44-year-old Donald Craighead, of Oceanside, Calif., Made a series of racist, bigoted, and otherwise bizarre comments to law enforcement officers before and after his arrest.

Craighead "showed signs of possible mental illness during an interview with two special agents Tuesday morning," officials said in a court file summarizing the incident.

The United States Capitol Police arrested a California man who had several knives in his truck near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.

Source: U.S. Capitol Twitter

“In particular, the defendant noted that, before being stopped by the police, he was 'patrolling' people trying to change his magnetic frequency and writing to the gay families behind the attack on the 11th.

Craighead has been charged in Washington Superior Court with carrying a dangerous weapon outside of his home or place of business. A Craighead attorney pleaded not guilty on his behalf and told the judge that "most of his history, with the exception of one incident," is non-violent.

Judge Lloyd Nolan Jr. ordered him to be detained until his next trial on Sept. 28.

The United States Capitol Police arrested a California man who had several knives in his truck near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.

Source: Capitol Police Twitter

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Craighead was stopped around midnight Monday after officials noted that the truck – which had a Nazi swastika painted on the driver's side mirror and a "print of the American flag" where the driver's license should be – according to an affidavit in front of the DNC headquarters.

Once stopped, an officer in the passenger seat of the Dodge Dakota pickup noted "a large single-edged bayonet knife with a blade about 15 inches long," the affidavit reads. Another court document states that upon further inspection, this item was in fact a large hunting knife with a blade about 7.5 inches long.

Craighead was handcuffed. When asked if there were any more guns in the truck, he told officers, according to the affidavit, of a 21.5-inch machete in a black sheath on the front dashboard.

Craighead then asked one of the officers why he was stopped "when brown people hurt white people," according to the affidavit.

Craighead used homophobic slurs when talking to officers. He wore a T-shirt associated with the far-right "Boogaloo Movement," which advocates a second civil war, the affidavit says. Craighead, however, claimed to have no affiliation with any extremist group.

A search of the truck revealed "a box of duckbones" and haircuts that appeared to belong to Craighead, the interview summary said.

The police also found four small silver cans stuck together that contained coins and dice, as well as what looked like dirt. Inside the door panel was a box labeled "Bazooka," which contained small glass containers of orange color.

The agents also found a diary hidden in the engine block containing names, telephone numbers, addresses and references to the "MK Ultra Machine". MK-ULTRA was a Cold War-era CIA experimental program that focused on mind control.

When asked about the symbols of white supremacy on his truck – which included an Odin cross and Norse runes, the affidavit said – Craighead reportedly told agents that he did not necessarily subscribe to Nazi ideology.

"However," the authorities wrote, "he did agree to genocide a certain group of people if they were brainwashed."

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