Proud Boys Leader Busted In DC With Gun Magazines

Washington DC’s Fox News affiliate reports:

FOX 5 has learned that Proud Boys’ leader Enrique Tarrio has been arrested in D.C., according to two law enforcement sources.

FOX 5 ‘s Evan Lambert reports Tarrio is facing misdemeanor destruction of property charges in relation to him saying he burned a Black Lives Matter flag that was stolen from a Black church in December during a protest in the District.

On Monday, the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in D.C. filed a lawsuit against the Proud Boys and Tarrio alleging that the group scaled its fence and tore down a large Black Lives Matter sign on display. It was one of two historically Black churches that were vandalized during the protests.

The New York Times reports:

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that Mr. Tarrio, 36, had been arrested on charges of destruction of property, stemming from a mid-December incident in downtown Washington.

Upon his arrest he was found to be in possession of two high-capacity firearm magazines and charged accordingly with possession.

The arrest also pits the DOJ against some of Mr. Trump’s most ardent supporters; the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington acts as the main prosecutor’s office for the District of Columbia.