Iranian Man Armed With Machete, Pickaxe & Knives Arrested Near Mar-a-Lago


Earlier today, an Iranian man carrying weapons and around $22K in cash was arrested on a bridge only 4 miles from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, FL.

The man, Masoud Yareilzolah, was armed with a machete, knives, and a pickaxe.

Though President Trump was not present at Mar-a-Lago, the report does come just days after Tehran put a $80M bounty on Trump.

Take a look at the breaking news for yourself:

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CBS News has more details on the arrest:

Police in Palm Beach, Florida, arrested an Iranian man carrying weapons and cash not far from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Friday. The man, an Iranian national identified as Masoud Yareilzoleh, was arrested after Palm Beach police received a call about a suspicious person. 

When they caught up to the man, they said he had a machete, pickax and two knives along with $22,000 in cash. Police also searched a car associated with Yareilzoleh at Palm Beach International Airport. 

The arrest happened near the Flagler Memorial Bridge, about four miles from the president's Mar-a-Lago, although Mr. Trump was not there at the time. 

WPTV added:

Palm Beach police are investigating after they say a man believed to be an Iranian national was found with several knives on the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday.

According to Palm Beach police, a citizen called about a suspicious person in Bradley Park. 

Police said the man, later identified as Masoud Yareilzoleh, had no known address and was detained by officers.

Daily Mail also said:

An Iranian national armed with knives has been detained by police in Palm Beach, Florida, and police bomb squads searched his car at the nearby airport. 

The suspect, Masoud Yareioeill Zoleh, was identified by his passport while being taken into custody on Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday morning. 

He had in his possession $22,000 in U.S. currency, a machete and a pick ax, in addition to the knives, the Palm Beach Daily News reported.

Zoleh was arrested by three Palm Beach Police officers and two plainclothes officers who were reportedly from a different department,  

An investigation is open, and local police are cooperating with federal authorities. 

Public Information Officer Michael Ogrodnick revealed that authorities received a call about Zoleh and dispatched to the scene. Details regarding what the call entailed were not given. 

Zoleh has been given a notice to appear in court, according to the Palm Beach Post.  

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