Police arrested 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina, and charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon:
A North Carolina man who sent customers and employees scrambling when he fired a shot inside a northwest Washington pizzeria told police he went there to investigate an online conspiracy theory involving the restaurant and high-ranking Democrats.
Police received a report of a man armed with a rifle at Comet Ping Pong about 3 p.m. Sunday.
After his arrest, Welch told police he was there to investigate a fake news conspiracy theory called “pizza gate” involving the pizzeria in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. Posts to Facebook and Reddit claim Comet was the home base of a child sex abuse ring run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign chair, John Podesta.
Twitter accounts drew connections between Podesta’s emails, which were hacked and then published by WikiLeaks, and the pizzeria. Users of the online message board 4Chan saw that Podesta had emailed Comet Ping Pong about hosting a Clinton fundraiser, then speculated Comet Ping Pong was part of a Democratic child trafficking ring, according to the New York Times.
Liberals will use this and especialy Micheal Bloomberg will use this to demand more gun control laws since most all liberals think with their mouth and not with their brains which are walnut size anyway
Edgar Maddison Welch is an actor.
I wonder if his actions were part of a ploy to get the place searched.
By now, two or more weeks since the “false” story broke, it is clean as a whistle.
Too bad the street cam that used to show comings and goings into the pizza place was moved today only a short time before this incident.
But, hey!, it will clear the place, right?
This ”PizzaGate” is the closest thing to a real life Da Vinci Code plot.
All sorts of innuendos, no real facts.
Today’s forecast: Partially delusional, with occasional episodes of totally nuts.
Man opens fire in restaurant targeted by anti-Clinton “PizzaGate” fake news conspiracy
Rolling Stone Rape
Hands Up, Don’t Shoot
msnbc editing Zimmerman tapes
tell me more about “fake” news and conspiracy stuff
Actor takes a gun and fires a round into the floor. False flag operation? Something seems just a bit off…
The MSM is in meltdown about :fake” news, but it is their own fault they suck at their fake news so we turn to other sources not that those sources are any better or more reliable but we are not being fed government propaganda on the 24 hour cable news cycle.
CIA Director Colby’s testimony to the US Senate for the 1975 Church Committee admitting the CIA directs corporate media how to lie to the American public. Do you think operation mockingbird just dissolved?
The owner of comet pizza once bragged about canning organic tomatoes and storing them in the basement for his most excellent pizza, well I guess his pizza isnt made with organic tomatoes if the joint has no basement.
@Greg: Oh look, Greg posted. Must be on his handler’s list of divisive propaganda points to propagate…
Fake news…brought to you by the lib/democrats for several decades now.
@Pete: Agreed. A method to desensitize the populace to information, that you take away any ability from anyone other than those tied to pop culture to give information that will be listened to.