The Associated Press reported on Sunday afternoon that police officers had arrested a man spotrted with a machete strapped to his leg near the location of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Jason T. Wilson of Tallahassee kept walking even after sheriff’s deputies had ordered him to stop. He told them that “he did not have to stop and that he was allowed to carry whatever he wanted.” However, he was within an “event zone,” where weapons are prohibited. Wilson then resisted arrest and was restrained by the deputies.
Bay News 9 describes Wilson as a “protester,” but his exact affiliation and motivations have not been revealed.
In a separate incident, Bay News 9 reports that two men and a teenage runaway were seen playing with a BB gun on top of a parking garage and were found to be in possession of “anti-government T-shirts and a backpack stuffed with a large machete, a pocketknife, tin snips and a pry tool.”
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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019