An Iranian national armed with knives has been detained by police in Palm Beach, Florida, Daily Mail reported.
Police bomb squads searched his car at the nearby airport. The man was taken into custody on Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday, the report added.
The man had in his possession $22,000 in U.S. currency, a machete and a pick ax, in addition to the knives.
Local police are cooperating with federal authorities in an open investigation. Police haven’t released details on how they initially came in contact with the man.
This incident comes just days after Democratic Rep Ilhan Omar parroted an Iranian official’s insinuation that Iran may attack Trump properties.
According to Omar, President Donald Trump could go to war against Iran if the Islamic regime targets his hotel properties.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the theory in a tweet.
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Omar tweeted, “Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause.”
“Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide* and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests,”
“His business interests should not be driving military decisions.”
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Police said that the man did not appear to have a fixed or known address.
There were also reports of police activity at Palm Beach International Airport, where sources say a bomb unit was called in to check the Iranian man’s car at the airport’s short term parking lot.
An ‘all clear’ was given at the airport on Friday afternoon and operations have returned to normal.
It comes days after Iranian officials offered an $80 million bounty for the murder of President Donald Trump.
The Flagler Memorial Bridge is about four miles from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, but the president is currently at the White House in Washington DC.
Trump recently spent the holidays at Mar-a-Lago, and it is possible that he may return as soon as next weekend.
The FAA issued flight restrictions over Palm Beach airspace effective January 17 to 19, a typical indication that a presidential visit may be scheduled.
Omar’s comments were summed up by Breitbart:
Her take comes after Hesameddin Ashena, a senior aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, tweeted a Forbes magazine video featuring Trump properties as well as a quote from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
“I tell the whole world that if the world wants to stand up to our religion, we will stand up against their whole world,” read the quote.
Democrats have reacted with fury over President Trump’s decision to take out one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world, including Omar, who vowed to “step in and stop” the president, while pushing a conspiracy theory regarding his motive behind the strike.
“So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?” Omar tweeted Thursday evening.
“Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will.”