Authorities Continue to Investigate Cache of Weapons, Ammunition Found Near Potomac River
Following, we have two closely linked articles. The first comes from Fox5DC.com
Note from Stewart Rhodes: What we have here is three independent weapons caches near American University where the training for DisruptJ20 is occurring. Just a coincidence?
WASHINGTON – U.S. Park Police and the ATF are trying to solve a mystery on who left weapons, including what appear to be several homemade silencers, in a wooded area near a boathouse along the Potomac River.
The discovery was initially made Wednesday morning by a hiker who found weapons inside a violin case.
The area where the case was found is a small stretch of wooded area between the C&O Canal and Canal Road nearby the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove. However, there are not any actual hiking trails in this particular area.
“I think it was at least two weapons inside the violin case and the woman who found it, she happened to be hiking in the area and saw a pile of debris – kind of along Canal Road near the stone wall,” said U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose. “She brought the violin case down to Fletcher’s Boathouse to tell us that, ‘Hey, I found this stuff.’ We responded and we recovered the violin case with the weapons inside and then we responded to the area where she found the weapons.”
The second article comes from WTOP.com news
WASHINGTON — The discovery of a violin case containing two guns led police to uncover a cache of even more guns and ammunition along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal near the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove in Northwest D.C.
U.S. Park Police and D.C. police Wednesday afternoon investigated the two areas where the weapons were found. Traffic on Canal Road near the boathouse had been stopped during the investigation but the road has reopened.
A woman walking along the canal late Wednesday morning saw some debris surrounding a violin case along the stone wall that lines the road, according to park police. When she opened the case, she found two guns inside, and she brought it to authorities near Fletcher’s boathouse.
About a quarter-mile north of that location, investigators found a second site with multiple weapons and ammunition surrounded by trash and other debris.
Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said there were a variety of weapons recovered, including long guns and pistols. The weapons were in buckets and bags, Rose said, although she said she didn’t believe any of them were loaded.
“There’s no indication as to why these weapons were here, when they came to be here or the circumstances surrounding it — that part’s all under investigation,” Rose said.