As if the news couldn’t get any more alarming, a man staying at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. brought some heavy firepower—and he wanted to meet the president.
According to CNN, Bryan Moles, a 43-year-old man from Pennsylvania, was apprehended at of one of President Donald Trump’s hotels in Washington D.C. CNN reports that the suspect had checked into the hotel and planned to go to the White House, which is only a few blocks away, to meet the president.
CNN explains that Moles could be facing a few federal weapons charges, such as unlawful possession and unlawful transport of a firearm. However, what’s more alarming are the voice messages that Moles for one of his "acquaintances."
According to the voicemails, Moles had described his car, which was reportedly filled with ammo, cellphones and survival supplies, as “Timothy McVeigh or Eric Rudolph was going on a camping trip.” This reference is disturbing, given that McVeigh is known as the Oklahoma City Bomber and Rudolph as the Olympic Bomber.
Police told Reuters that Moles was in possession of multiple guns, as well as 90 rounds of ammunition concealed in his vehicle.
The chief of D.C. police, Peter Newsham, explained to POLITICO that police officers, “averted potential disaster in our nation’s capital.” Of course, the law enforcement officers were able to act so swiftly thanks to the anonymous acquaintance.
Law enforcement officials are still conducting a detailed investigation to decipher Moles’ motives, according to The Hill. Nevertheless, we're glad that the police officers were able to detain the suspect and keep the D.C. area safe.