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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).
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".
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.”
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.