Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., was arrested Sunday after he walked into the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in northwest Washington and fired an assault rifle.
He told police he'd come to “self-investigate” a fake news story that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief John Podesta were running a child sex ring from the restaurant’s back rooms.
On Sunday, Washington Post reporters involved in writing the article I’m summarizing were the target of online threats shortly after their article posted.
Politics and Prose, a bookstore down the block that's been a Washington institution and neighborhood fixture for more than 30 years, also has gotten threats, says co-owner Bradley Graham.
Meanwhile, the son of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s pick for national security adviser, continued to spread the fake news, tweeting on Sunday, “Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it'll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many ‘coincidences’ tied to it.”