Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person and a vehicle in the embassy district at approximately 7:45 pm The suspect was wearing a bulletproof vest and a folding knife in his pocket, according to the department. of the Metropolitan Police.
When the police found and searched the suspect's vehicle, they found ammunition. They grabbed a folding knife and two cartridges .223 Remington. The suspect was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of unregistered ammunition.
Security at the Israeli Embassy spotted the man on Friday morning and noticed he was wearing a bulletproof vest and was acting abnormally, although he did not act aggressively, they said. The security of the embassy then informed the secret service.
The streets around the embassy were blocked for several hours.
The incident occurred the same day that Representative Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Said that she would not travel to the West Bank to visit her family, despite obtaining permission from the Israeli Minister of Health. interior.
President Trump said it would show "great weakness" if Israel allowed Tlaib and Omar to enter the country.