Around 2:55 p.m. on Monday, the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland asked the U.S. Secret Service to “be on the lookout” for a man named Michael Arega. He had reportedly traveled to Washington, D.C., for the purpose of killing “all white police” at the White House.
According to Fox 5, Arega is from Dallas and was found around 4:05 p.m. on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Park, where he was arrested by police.
“This arrest demonstrates the extensive cooperation between law enforcement agencies in the National Capital Region,” a statement from the Secret Service tweeted by “Fox News Sunday” producer Pat Ward said.
The Washington Times reported that Arega was arrested without incident and was placed in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Department. Charges are pending, and the Secret Service told Fox 5 that an investigation is being conducted.
Update [11/6/2017, 7:58 p.m.]: In a subsequent tweet, Ward reported that Arega was “officially charged with Making Felony Threats,” and “was not armed” when he was arrested:
Update via USSS: Michael Arega was officially charged with Making Felony Threats. He was not armed with a weapon at the time of his arrest.
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) November 7, 2017