An Iranian national armed with several knives, a machete, and a pickax was detained Friday by police about four miles from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The man, identified as an Iranian national named Masoud Yareioeill Zoleh by his passport, was arrested Friday morning at Bradley Park on the east end of the Flagler Memorial Bridge, according to Palm Beach police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick.
In addition to the knives, machete, and pickax, police, who responded to a call about Zoleh at around 9:30 a.m., found the man to have $22,000 and a car parked at Palm Beach International Airport.
Palm Beach police are conducting an investigation with the help of federal partners. Zoleh has been given a notice to appear in court.
The President was at the White House on Friday, so not directly in danger.