Last Updated on January 13, 2020
An Iranian national was arrested outside Mar-A-Lago with a machete, pickax, knives, and $22,000 in cash after an Iranian reportedly promised $80 million to assassinate President Donald Trump.
According to reports, the Iranian man has been identified as Masoud Yareilzoleh, and he was arrested sleeping in a gazebo located in a park only five miles away from President Trump’s luxurious estate and upscale club.
Police were called by a concerned citizen who saw the man sleeping in the park at around 9:30 a.m. last Friday.
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The park is a roughly 10-minute drive from Mar-A-Lago.
Authorities also found a vehicle belonging to Yareilzoleh parked at Palm Beach International Airport.
The man was arrested after reports indicated that a eulogist who spoke at deceased General Qasem Soleimani’s funeral offered an $80 million bounty for President Trump’s life.
“We are 80 million Iranians,” said the eulogist. “If each one of us puts aside one American dollar, we will have 80 million American dollars, and we will reward anyone who brings us [Trump]’s head with that amount.”
Iran has also reportedly threatened Mar-A-Lago.
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Despite the growing international tensions, local police say the event is not a matter of national security.
The Iranian man is in the country legally.
According to the New York Post, police say “This is not a national security threat–absolutely not.”
Despite the claim that it is not a national security threat, police say they are investigating the incident further.
New York Post adds that “The Palm Beach Police Department did not respond to a request for comment.”