Skip to comments.Armed Iranian national detained near Mar-a-Lago
Posted on 01/10/2020 10:25:54 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is shown, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla
An Iranian national armed with a pair of knives, a machete, and a pickax was detained Friday by police about four miles from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Officers responded to a call at around 9:30 a.m. about a suspicious person in Bradley Park, which is northeast of the Flagler Memorial Bridge, according to Palm Beach Police Department public information officer Michael Ogrodnick.
They arrested a man named Masoud Yareilzoleh on a charge related to a concealed weapons violation, Ogrodnick told the Washington Examiner. In addition to two knives, a machete, and pickax, police, found the man to have $22,000 and a passport showing he is an Iranian national in the U.S. legally.
Palm Beach police are conducting an investigation with the help of federal partners, which includes an examination of a car parked at Palm Beach International Airport. Yareilzoleh, who is in Palm Beach County Jail, has been given a notice to appear in court.
A Palm Beach Daily News photographer saw Yareilzoleh, with camping gear, get arrested by arrested by three Palm Beach Police officers and two plainclothes officers who were said to be from another department. The Palm Beach Post published photos of the arrest, showing Zoleh wearing a brown vest over a blue shirt and cargo pants.
The arrest Friday comes days after Iran launched a barrage of ballistic missiles at bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in response to the U.S. airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Quds Force, outside Baghdad International Airport.
Flagler Memorial Bridge is located about four miles north of the Mar-a-Lago private club, where Trump often spends his weekends during the winter.
The president was at the White House on Friday.
There have been other recent incidents in and around Trump's Mar-a-Lago, which he dubbed the "Winter White House."
Local police were called to the resort Monday night to assist Secret Service with an unspecified incident. Trump and his family departed on Sunday to return to Washington, D.C., after spending the holidays in Palm Beach.
Shortly before Trump left Palm Beach International Airport for the White House, a Florida man who was dishonorably discharged from the Marines for sex offenses was arrested after breaching Trumps airport security by allegedly impersonating a federal law enforcement officer.
In the last year, two Chinese nationals had breached security and entered the clubs grounds.
Last month, Jing Lu, 56, was told to leave after trying to enter Mar-a-Lago via the main gate. She then entered the property through a service driveway and was seen on security footage taking photos, according to police documents.
In November, Yujing Zhang, 33, was sentenced to time served for trespassing and lying to federal agents about why she was at the resort in March. A receptionist who was suspicious of Zhang alerted Secret Service to the Chinese businesswoman, who had originally said she was there to swim. Zhang is currently in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as she awaits deportation.
Obama’s $1.5 billion cash handover to Iran is paying dividends.
“Just harvesting dates and coconuts, m’am”
Just looking for a job as a gardener?
This is all the fault of Democrats.
The article on the dishonorably discharged marine. (What a weirdo)
Too bad they caught him.
If he’d made it to Mar-a-Lago, this Iranian boy would have discovered the old American adage:
“Never bring a knife to a gun fight.”
Well there ya go......"see something, say something" in action.
Let’s hope the Secret Service is increasing protection for Trump and his entire family. The Iranians would certainly want to take out a Trump.
He made it past 2 secret service checkpoints.
Pick axe ? Hoping to bury an IED ?
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