Iranian national arrested near Mar-a-Lago carrying machete, pickax, knives, $22,000 in cash

by Adam Ford · Jan 11th, 2020 12:51 pm

An Iranian national named Masoud Yareilzoleh was arrested near President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort Friday carrying a machete, a pickax, two knives, and $22,000 in cash.

The man was arrested near the Flagler Memorial Bridge, about four miles from Mar-a-Lago, after police received a call about a suspicious person. Trump was not at the resort at the time.

Yareilzoleh is in the Palm Beach County Jail and authorities are currently investigating what his intentions may have been.


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