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Arrest Made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) [Washington DC]

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posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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Monday, December 5, 2016
The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Sunday, December 4, 2016, in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 2:58 pm, members of the Second District received a call for a man with a firearm. The suspect entered the location and pointed a firearm in the direction of the victim who is an employee of the restaurant. The victim was able to flee and notify police. The suspect proceeded to discharge the rifle inside of the establishment. Members of the Second District responded and arrested the suspect without incident. Two firearms were recovered inside the location. An additional weapon was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

During a post arrest interview this evening, the suspect revealed that he came to the establishment to self-investigate “Pizza Gate” (a fictitious online conspiracy theory).


Primary source.

Might as well get it over. Please try to focus on the facts concerning this arrest, not the validity of the theory he claims he was testing. It is altogether possible that this was a stunt designed to precipitate government action. (Strictly speaking, it would not be a "false flag," it would be deployment of an agent provocateur.) Let the games begin.




posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 06:58 AM
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my theory is that they took WAAAAYYY too long to get him his pizza, and he lost his damn mind.

weve all been there



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 07:06 AM
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What jumped out at me was all the pictures captured from his social media. Pictures from supposedly years ago.

With the gun - black hat/white sprocket
in the mountains - black hat/white sprocket
on the trail - black hat/white sprocket
Tail gate - black hat/white sprocket
Face mask - black hat/white sprocket

He was angry and unbalanced no doubt. But he really cherished that hat. He didn't have it on when he was arrested.

Maybe he lost the hat and that's what set him off? #hatgate OK I'll stop



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: 200Plus

Do you have a link? If you have clues about this crime T&C permits you to post information about the perp.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 07:30 AM
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The bloke was obviously mental but I cant help think if he wanted to kill people he would have.
Add to that fact the cameras mysteriously being turned away and we have some grade A conspiracy fodder here.

I say the guy was attempting to bring attention to the place the only way he knew how or it was a false flag to bring about exactly what were seeing, a crackdown on "fake news".

Very very smelly indeed



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: IkNOwSTuff


I say the guy was attempting to bring attention to the place the only way he knew how or it was a false flag to bring about exactly what were seeing, a crackdown on "fake news".


I am inclined to believe that he was something of a loser who could become a "hero" by bringing the online conspiracy into the glare of the "mainstream media." I don't think he had murder on the mind.

On the other hand, the conspiracy theory itself may be a new type of crime: viral libel. The FBI would have no authority if it were merely a civil case, but if it were done to interfere with the political process, it might. The shooting incident is a sort of "bricks and mortar" crime that might serve as a pretext for the FBI to get involved.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

great thread - thank you for creating this OP.

I sit in wait to read further comments



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

To be honest I read the article on Heavy.com and all the pics were there right after the incident. As I am not an internet sleuth (functionally illiterate when it comes to what is "in" at the moment actually), I am not sure about the site.


The pics were of the perp no doubt.


Five things to know about Edgar Maddison Welch if anyone that knows which sites are consider "fake" right now.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: 200Plus

This seems to be the most reliable information so far:


According to a Facebook page that appeared to belong to him, Welch worked at Locke Fire Department in Salisbury, North Carolina. The department did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.

Welch was also allegedly involved in a serious crash in which he struck a teenager with his car in October, according to a WBTV report. Welch was allegedly driving his car when he struck 13-year-old Kenyatta Belton, who was walking on the road with his friends. Belton was airlifted to the hospital with head, torso, and leg injuries, WBTV reported.
“We was walking down the road, just a normal walk, and this one car had the full road,” Sean Lankford, who was walking with Belton, told WBTV. “We was pretty much on the white line and he wiped out one of my friends and he had the whole road to turn into even the whole other lane, even in the same lane he could have avoided him.”


www.buzzfeed.com...



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 08:15 AM
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In the event that this thread gets redirected, there is a boatload of information on this guy in this thread from Monday.


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 08:25 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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originally posted by: ezramullins
In the event that this thread gets redirected, there is a boatload of information on this guy in this thread from Monday.


www.abovetopsecret.com...

He seems to fit the part of the typical false flag crisis actor.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: dashen
my theory is that they took WAAAAYYY too long to get him his pizza, and he lost his damn mind.

weve all been there


They must have reeaaally good pepperoni there.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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First of all, I'm surprised to see that Comet Ping Pong has not been mentioned yet in this thread, because that is where the alleged shooting took place.

New World Agenda did a fantastic job with a videoreport covering this incidence. There are way too many "coincidences" surrounding this story, you just can't make this stuff up.



Quick summary:
- The alleged shooter is Edgar Maddison Welch, a 28 year old movie actor. A few weeks ago he ran over a 13-year old boy, nearly killing him, and now he just happen to fire shots in CPP after "investigating" the "fake story" of pizzagate.
- His father, Harry Welch Jr., has some interesting (to say the very least) facts surrounding him as well. Turns out he is a movie writer and actor, and has written the movie The Mill, featuring his son, about "a Friday night party at an old abandoned mill, turns into a nightmare for 8 college kids. And to top it all up, he worked as an executive director for Protect-A-Child, a non-profit organization to prevent abuse and abduction of children.
- Then there happens to be a news reporter just at the scene when this all takes place. The area had already been taped off by police before the alleged shooting took place. The "eye witnesses" stories are weird and just don't make any sense.
- There are many more "coincidential" facts surrounding this story, but for that I urge you to watch the video in its entirety and do some more research yourself.

Once you start looking into it it becomes obvious this all has to do with further discrediting pizzagate and "conspiracy theories", and clamping down on the internet, the alternative media, and free speech even harder. TPTB are getting so desperate, it's becoming ridiculous, and are trying everything in their power to stop the truth ball from crushing them. We are in a "war". We are on the winning side, but only as long as we keep exposing this war that is being fought on our minds. It's a bumpy ride.
edit on 6 12 16 by snchrnct because: typo



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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Obviously a botched false flag.

The accomplices didn't show up on time.




posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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And to top it all up, he worked as an executive director for Protect-A-Child, a non-profit organization to prevent abuse and abduction of children.


Why would such a person want to investigate rumors of child abuse? Must be a false flag indeed.



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: dashen
my theory is that they took WAAAAYYY too long to get him his pizza, and he lost his damn mind.

weve all been there


I feel his pain. Totally justified reaction in my book. 👌



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 02:55 AM
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a reply to: PorteurDeMort

The irony: I started this thread specifically so that people who wanted to investigate the suspicious activities around the incident without pornographic references to pedophilia can do so in the limits of T&C, but all anyone wants to do is post jokes about pizza. Meanwhile, they are grumbling bitterly about "censorship." They are not interested in freedom of speech or investigating a wrong, they are just looking for an excuse to fantasize about child abuse. Sick.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 02:57 AM
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Another whackball.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

I concur, not everyone seems to be interested in addressing this issue. Luckily we have several threads on ATS right now covering the "censorship" and "fake news" topic though.




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