#Pizzagate “Event” is an Attack on Independent Media; Here are the Facts You Must See

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#Pizzagate “Event” is an Attack on Independent Media; Here are the Facts You Must See

Comet Ping Pong gunman supposedly told police he went to Comet Ping Pong to “self investigate” conspiracy theories about #Pizzagate. All signs point to a staged event – and that itself is an attack on Independent Media.

Andrew Pontbriand

December 6, 2016

Yesterday afternoon around 3:00 PM, a man named Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, N.C. supposedly walked into Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria and opened fire. However, officials reports are not lining up with eyewitness accounts. Was this an attack on a D.C. Pizzeria involved in Pedophilia, or was it an attack on Independent Media?

Please see the official, unofficial accounts with counterpoint’s included:

– At or around 3:00 PM EST Police and Swat responded to reports about a man with a gun entering Comet Ping Pong

– Initial reports suggested that no shots were fired and no injuries were reported. | Hours later, police report that Welch fired “several shots” and had “several weapons.”

– Eyewitnesses almost universally stated it [looked] like Welch had a rifle | Mainstream Media reports Welch had an “assault rifle.”

– Other than the official reports, there has yet to be a witness to come forward and say “the gunman has this type of gun and fired x amount of shots. Other than possible second-hand accounts, there are no witnesses who were able to confirm the official story.

– Complicating the story further, a man named Kent Hoshiko Tweeted that he was hiding at the Red Fox because there was a gunman next door. He heard no shots.

– The Washington Post subsequently interviewed a man named Gareth Wade. This is what he had to say:

“The servers came up to us and said, uh, a man had just walked into the building past us into the back of the building, he seems to have, like, a shotgun or a rifle type of thing, um, and said we ought to vacate the buildings. So we walked out the front of the building, um, took our pizzas and our beer.”[laughing]

– Yet, another man named Sharif Silmi had tweeted in response to a question: “I was there when the gun man came in. I think he was trying to stash the shotgun in the back to use later on”

Reviewing dozens of tweets and witness testimony, it is rather clear that the initial reports were correct — it appears no shots were fired. Unless of course, you want to believe everyone except for those who were there! Or, it seems plausible a crazed and armed man waited for everyone to flee, unharmed, before making his aggressive posture of shooting his weapon?

If you look at the facts, who are the people posting the fake news? Could it be the mainstream media who are literally tripping over their own sentences and making sure they report only what they’re told to report? I think we have a winner!

– Within hours of the breaking news, mainstream media universally denounces independent/alternative media, and claims this individuals action were caused by independent media.

>>>>>Begin The Story

Yesterday afternoon, I broke the news about the Comet Ping Pong Gunman as it was happening, and had a unique perspective as i watch the events unfolded. You can see the jam-packed article here, which of course the MSM will say is “fake.”

comet ping pong gunman story attack on independent media
Screenshot from Heavy, showing MSM attack on independent media

One thing about this story is certain. The story itself is less about the supposed crime itself, and more about the narrative the mainstream media wants the public to follow. What’s the narrative?

The independent media must be completely shut down.

The Story, the Narrative, and the Attack on Freedom. 




The Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria “attack” is scripted like so many events that have occurred over the last 5-7 years. An event takes place, and initial reports are filled with inconsistencies — while eyewitnesses report one thing the MSM reports another.

In almost every case that had presented a reason for questioning official accounts, two very important facts are present. Number one, there is an underlying agenda present that is almost always already existent in the public consciousness, or a matter of present (at the time) debate. Number two, in almost every single case the establishment plays the role of the victim and either [our] liberties, rights, or freedoms become a target due to the incident itself becoming a focus on the agenda, rather than the actual event.

These two facts points to a more disturbing trend that is not easily explained away by the pundits in the mainstream world, or by those who hang on their coat tails. That is, behind the scenes there seems to be a very clear and obvious modality to how the media responds to events that become national stories.

With that said, one could make a rational argument that in cases such as the Comet Ping Pong Gunman event, if there was a secret operation being carried out as many have throughout history, the media would know exactly how to respond. This almost paralyzing realization begins to make these events almost predictable and easy to spot when one follows a basic checklist  on what makes a false flag or staged operation one at all.

One would consider a checklist that consist of some of the following:

1. Did the media seem all too prepared to report on the event?

2. Is the media live staging at the scene consistent with what would be happening at a real event? In other words, if there is an active shooter, or an armed and dangerous man, why are cops/SWAT Teams standing around with their hands in their pockets?

3. Did the media indicate the who/what/when of a suspect, and relate them to a group/organization that has been criticized heavily in recent times? — Even without proof of the suspects name?

4. Did the narrative quickly go from the actual details of the event to what must be done to carry out or further a political agenda?

5. Did the “official” reports change dramatically, or were eyewitness reports different from what officials reported?

These five questions from a theoretical checklist are only a few of what may be asked. Each situation is different, and any basic understanding of facts checking, investigating, and even basic critical thinking can be applied. However, when it comes to the media and the establishment, the “official version” could literally violate the laws of nature and if you didn’t accept it, you are called a crazy conspiracy theorist or you must have a “fake news” website!

Which brings us to our most important point surrounding the Comet Ping Pong Event

Over the last couple of months, the independent media has been subjected to enormous criticism and demonization. In broad stroke fashion, any website or media group that is not officially recognized by the AP or belongs to the”Big 5/6″ media conglomerates, has been considered “fake.”

Logically speaking, that is like saying if you go to a store and purchase “Dr. Thunder” rather than “Dr. Pepper,” the product you purchased is fake, because it isn’t mainstream.

In the case of the Comet Ping Pong event, as suspicious as the entire event is (more on that below) the media universally and almost instantaneously responded to the event in such a way that completely turned viewers off from thinking about the crime itself. As I noted above about what to look for in a staged event, almost every conceivable red flag was raised. That is to say the least. The actual facts surrounding the event are even more astonishing.

Note: While were halfway through, take a moment to watch this extremely disturbing and creepy video regarding #Pizzagate.

 

 

The Comet Ping Pong Event — What You Need To Know!

In my breaking news article about the Comet Ping Pong Gunman, you can see that early reports suggested the gunman, Edgar Maddison Welch, was carrying an “assault rifle.”

Contrary to MSM reports, many eyewitnesses suggested otherwise stating things like, “he APPEARED to have something that looked like a gun.” And another; “A bartender at Comet, who said he didn’t see a gun himself, told News4 everyone inside started to panic as the man walked to the back of the restaurant. Customers and employees evacuated.”

The suspect himself was not identified by name until after the arrest and apparent interrogation, which is not out of the ordinary. Despite several inconsistencies with describing Edgar Maddison Welch’s age, it is the cache of weapons police claimed to have found, as well as the reports that say “shots were not fired,” which later turned into “shots were fired at the ground,” that should be questioned.

Furthermore, why would a man who was engaging in a “self investigation” brings such an arsenal as well as bring a gun he decided to arbitrarily fire with him? Here are a few more questions one should ask:

– If the man went there to “self investigate” the Pizza Gate conspiracy, why would he bring a gun?

  • If the man decided it was a good idea to bring a gun to “self investigate,” why did he clear the pizzeria by walking past everyone inside (in a way, almost ignoring most of them) and only discharging a round after the patrons left?

– If the man went there to “self investigate,” why would he shoot the ground?

– Welch told police he went there to investigate, and part of his supposed investigations was to look for a basement and tunnels. The Owner of Comet Ping Pong has repeatedly denied the very existence of a basement, which is what much of the Comet Ping Pong conspiracy hinges on. However, here is proof that James Alefantis admits he has a basement under Comet Ping Pong:

ALEFANTIS: Well, we make everything from scratch. Other restaurants, even good restaurants, will, like, not roast their own peppers. You can just buy the roasted peppers in a can. Or you can buy garlic oil. Some products you can get, and they’re consistent and they’re easy. But I didn’t even know that existed actually until they said that. I was like, “What do you mean? There’s another way? You can just buy these things?” Because a lot of restaurants will open a can and put it on. Like our sauce — we harvest a whole crop of organic tomatoes — 10 tons of tomatoes every year. Can them all, store them in the basement, have like a harvest party when it gets loaded in..

The questions about the supposed “self investigation” go on and on.

Edgar Maddison Welch – Actor, Suspect, Useful Idiot?

When we add up the events, and pour over the narrative one thing becomes dangerously clear, and I will mention it again. The Independent media is under attack. Not just an attack where a few mainstream pundits poke fun at a few websites reporting on D.U.M.B.S.. This is a complete attack on the First Amendment, and it is being carried out in such a way that anyone who has an I.Q. above room temperature should be up in arms. (I don’t mean literally or physically!)

The First Amendment is under attack in a way that literally screams, “if you challenge the status quo, even if the challenge is founded in truth and fact, and it threatens the establishment or its’ cronies, we will stomp you out!”

The #Pizzagate conspiracy and the Comet Ping Pong “shooting,” do go hand-in-hand.

The 28 year old man Edgar Maddison Welch, was and apparently still is an actor. According to an IMDB profile. He was a production assistant on two independent films, “The Mill” and “A Tale About Bootlegging” and was an actor in another film, “The Bleeding” in 2009.

You can’t forget the obvious, though. In an almost predictable fashion (which is such a common theme here) Mr. Welch is a fan of none other than Alex Jones and Infowars. After all, why wouldn’t he be? Jones has been connected to the so-called “Alt-Right” by the mainstream media, and is of course a fervent supporter of President Elect Donald Trump.

When it comes to a perfect story for an agenda ridden narrative, this one is a grand slam!

So, is Edgar Maddison Welch a crazed conspiracy theorist who has listened to one too many Alex Jones rants? Is he a bible-thumping extremist who believes the end of the world is here?

Well. in 2014, Welch shared a YouTube video on his Facebook page titled “Bible prophecy and the Coming Muslim anti-Christ,” writing, “great, please watch,” along with two quotes from the Bible.

In 2015, he shared a video called “A Message to President Obama from a former Muslim,” in which a man explains that ISIS is representative of the entire Muslim religion, and says stopping Islam will stop terrorism.

He also shared several videos and posts about how the “end of times” is coming soon. — In the mind of the mainstream media who speak to the population in sound bites, this guy is clearly being manipulated by fake news website! [sarcasm]

How could there be a more perfect story to not only dismiss the #Pizzagate Conspiracy as nothing more than a “wacky made-up conspiracy theory,” while at the same time condemning anyone who reports on it?”

How could anyone who only listens to 6-8 minutes of news per day possibly believe that a “small time” Pizza Shop in Washington D.C. could be at the center of one of the most massive, twisted, and sickening acts of disgrace and evil ever committed?

Well,  in a way it is comparable to the Catholic Church.

For decades and likely much, much longer; the Catholic Church was at the center of what is (unless #Pizzagate is really just an extension of it) by far the largest ever documented ongoing child abuse scandal in history. People in and around the Boston area especially will tell you to this very day, the scandal has harmed millions of people over the course of history, either directly or indirectly. What is lesser known about this particular scandal though, is you can easily trace it right up to the Vatican itself.

So, does #Pizzagate really seem far-fetched? I think not.




The unfortunate truth is power-brokers tend to be psychopathic, and when you have all the money and more power than you know what to do with, psychopathic tendencies kick in. As an example, it is a fact that politicians overwhelmingly fit the bill of a psychopath. The very will to rule is in a way psychopathic and allows for an individual to thrive. Filled to the brim with power and money, the psychopath becomes friends with other psychopaths, who then get together and plan unthinkable acts.

This is not science fiction. This is not a wild conspiracy and independent media must not be condemned for reporting on the facts. The longer the people allow their very existence to be controlled and managed by a group of evil men, the worse off all of us will be when human rights will be a forgotten history.

It is a free and open, unbiased press that allows for checks on the checks and balances of government itself. It is a free and open press that wakes the population up to subversive and evil plots that are carried out by those who see themselves as invincible. If not the independent media, then who?

The Comet Ping Pong event is a shining example of how easily reality can be manipulated in live-time. All the while a unknowing, unthinking, ill-informed, fast asleep public falls into an alpha state — downloading whatever they’re told.

If the independent and alternative media is silenced, or starts to be criminalized, current world affairs will worsen 10 fold. The independent media over the last decade has exposed more wrongdoings in business and government than the mainstream media has in 100 years.

Tread wisely, folks. The First Amendment is the only thing keep your friends and family out of prison without a trial. That is no hyperbole.

 

— Be sure to check out this great video by PressResetEarth

— Below is a Twitter Timeline as collected by a Reddit user of the so-called #Pizzagate Comet Ping Pong Event (Thank you for your hard work which has complimented my own!)

December 4th, 2016

Sharif Silmi, Esq @bayreef 3:04 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @NBCNews @NPR guy with shotgun entered @cometpingpong 3pm – linkarchive

Alan Henney @alanhenney 3:04 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 MAN W/RIFLE AT COMET PIZZA, Connecticut Av and Nebraska Av NW-DC. MPD surrounding restaurant and may be calling SWAT-ERT. – linkarchive

Sharif Silmi, Esq @bayreef 3:06 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @asmamk guy just walked in comet Pizza with shotgun – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:11 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 A man just walked into the Comet restaurant in DC with a rifle. No shots heard. I’m ok, hiding in the red fox coffeeshop next door. – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:14 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Lots of police on location but nobody’s talked to us yet. Doors are locked. Haven’t heard anything. – linkarchive

Alan Henney @alanhenney 3:17 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 u/d MAN w/RIFLE IN COMET PINGPONG, 5037 Ct Av- Man rpt’d inside rear room of Comet. SWAT-ERT en rte to cmd post at firehouse. Roads CLOSED. – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:18 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Police are here and surrounded the building. Employees said he walked past everyone towards the back of the restaurant. – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:18 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Employees and customers ran out, and several came in to the Red Fox with me. Man was carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle. – linkarchive

Report: Man with Rifle at Comet Ping Pong in Chevy Chase Update: Man surrendered to police. Posted: 3:21 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 5:29:15 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 “Alan Henney reports just after 3pm” – linkarchive

DC Police Department @DCPoliceDept 3:23 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Police Activity: Connecticut Ave between Fessenden St and Nebraska St NW Closed in both Directions. Please seek alternate route. // 10735 – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:24 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 A man just exited comet with his hands on his head. Comet employees with me say it’s the guy that entered with a gun. – linkarchive

Sharif Silmi, Esq @bayreef 3:24 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Suspect at #cometpizza apprehended great job @DCPoliceDept (note: Sharif is the one who took the picture of the man alleged to be Edgar Maddison Welch surrendering) – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:27 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 He’s been handcuffed and put in a squad car. Police haven’t come to escort us out or anything yet though (again, im next door from comet) – linkarchive

Alan Henney @alanhenney 3:28 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 u/d COMET PINGPONG, 5037 Ct Av NW-DC. A man has surrendered to PD. SWAT-ERT and bomb techs will sweep Comet and man’s car parked outside. – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 3:30 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Major police presence near #comet pizza in #Northwest DC near the corner of Connecticut and Nebraska. Man arrested. – linkarchive

Mike Reinitz @reintzgebot @PoPville police with guns drawn outside Comet 3:30 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @PoPville police with guns drawn outside Comet – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:31 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Rebekah and i were literally about to walk into the restaurant when I remembered i was parked illegally. Moved the car, and in that time… – linkarchive

PoPville @PoPville 3:33 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Comet Ping Pong Man with Rifle update from @alanhenney: “A man has surrendered” – linkarchive

Ryan Snow @ryanpsnow 3:35 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 from Washington, DC The crazy conspiracy theorists behind #pizzagate are now armed and my n’hood is barracaded. #comet @realDonaldTrump – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 3:37 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 police guns drawn not sure what’s coming on … @fox5dc – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:37 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Comet employees with me say that all their employees are accounted for. But the place was also filled with customers. – linkarchive

Kirby @KirbyReitz 3:39 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Was walking to CVS when people came out of Comet Pizza. Employee mentioned possible gunmen. Serious police presence within minutes. – linkarchive

Stephanie Ramirez @RamirezReports 3:41 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @DCPoliceDept spokesperson says police received report of a man w/gun at the Comet pizzeria on CT Ave. @wusa9 – linkarchive

Stephanie Ramirez @RamirezReports 3:44 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Told @DCPoliceDept supervisors are searching but so far no evidence of gunman discovered. Heavy investigation underway @wusa9 #pizzagate – linkarchive

Cameron @dasTurbo 3:47 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Down the street from #Comet – linkarchive

Sharif Silmi, Esq @bayreef 3:47 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Police still clearing the block #cometpizza – linkarchive

Kent Hoshiko @Kenttouch_this 3:48 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 SWAT now entering Comet. Presumably clearing it. Again: a man has already been arrested. – linkarchive

Stephanie Ramirez @RamirezReports 3:49 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Still a very active scene. Watching SWAT team & chopper. Officers focused in area of CT and Nebraska @wusa9 – linkarchive

DC Police Department @DCPoliceDept 3:50 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Update: suspect armed w/ assault rifle taken into custody. – linkarchive

UPDATES: Man With Rifle Arrested at Comet Pizza in DC; Restaurant Target of PizzaGate Theories Posted: 3:52 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 4:25:14 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Stephanie Ramirez @RamirezReports 3:53 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @DCPoliceDept tweeted a suspect armed w/ assault rifle taken into custody @wusa9 #pizzagate – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 3:55 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 I was ordered back inside here’s my view from my neighbors window @fox5dc – linkarchive

Suspect armed with assault rifle enters Comet Ping Pong, is apprehended Updated: 3:57 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016, Posted: 3:23 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 4:06:28 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

DC Police Department @DCPoliceDept Archived: 3:57:23 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Franak Viačorka @franakviacorka 3:59 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 There’s a gunman at #comet pizza restaurant now in #DC – linkarchive

4:00 PM EST

jeffgep @jeffgep 4:04 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 New video shot from neighbors window – police still shouting get back inside to people on the street @fox5dc – linkarchive

darcy Spencer @darcyspencer 4:11 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Man who was working in Comet says gunman walked in, acted bizarre. Believes tied to conspiracy theory. – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 4:06 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 new video from scene at #cometpizza @fox5dc – linkarchive

Franak Viačorka @franakviacorka 4:10 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 a gunman had the assault rifle, at #comet pizza restaurant no shooting or injuries reported. yet – linkarchive

Stephanie Ramirez @RamirezReports 4:11 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @DCPoliceDept Chief to update us in about 15 min @wusa9 – linkarchive

darcy Spencer @darcyspencer 4:11 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Comet ping pong employee says man walked in with a gun, acted bizarre. Patrons and workers left. Man now in custody – linkarchive

Suspect carrying assault rifle arrested near Comet Ping Pong Posted: 4:15 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 4:19:23 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 “Bystanders said he walked in and went to the back of the restaurant.” “No shots were fired and no injuries have been reported.” – linkarchive

Stephanie Ramirez @RamirezReports 4:16 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Member of @DCPoliceDept press office says male suspect had a loaded assault rife @wusa9 #pizzagate – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 4:20 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 The latest video and report from the scene #cometpizza #fox5dc @fox5dc – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 4:23 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 from Washington, DC New Video from #cometpizza #dc @fox5dc #fox5dc – linkarchive

Police respond to reports of man with gun at Comet Ping Pong Posted: 4:24 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 8:44:33 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

George McIntyre @GeorgeMcIntyre_ 4:27 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 LIVE on #Periscope: Comet Pizza Incident Live – linkarchive

Sharif Silmi, Esq @bayreef 4:31 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @wyoumans I was there when the gun man came in. I think he was trying to stash the shotgun in the back to use later on – linkarchive

Man Walks Into ‘Comet Ping Pong’ in DC with a Gun: Reports [VIDEO] Posted: 4:35 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 5:30:28 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 4:42 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 update : DC police still on the scene of #cometpizza @fox5dc #fox5dc @MarinaMarraco – linkarchive

Man with assault rifle enters Comet Ping Pong, victim of fake Clinton-trafficking story Posted: 4:51 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 5:26:29 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Armed man arrested near D.C. pizzeria targeted by fake news Posted: 4:55 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 5:30:12 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Deputy Mayor Donahue ‏@SafeDC 4:56 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 .@MayorBowser & @DCPoliceDept Chief Newsham providing media update on incident at Comet restaurant; suspect in custody; motive unclear. – linkarchive

Man With Assault Rifle Arrested at Comet Ping Pong in NW D.C. Updated: ~4:57 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016, Posted: ~4:07 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 5:04:43 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 “No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.” – linkarchive

Debra Alfarone @DebraAlfarone 4:57 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 DC Police Chief Peter Newsham says man walked into Comet Ping Pong & fired into the ground – more than 1 shot. @wusa9 – linkarchive

D.C. Police detain suspect with an assault rifle at Comet Ping Pong restaurant Posted: 4:58 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 5:25:01 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

5:00 PM EST

Deputy Mayor Donahue ‏@SafeDC 5:00 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 .@DCPoliceDept Chief Newsham: Not clear what suspect’s motive was; he made no demands of any kind. – linkarchive

Fake news, real bullets: Suspect with rifle arrested at DC restaurant named in ‘Pizzagate’ story Posted: 5:09 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 6:54:34 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 5:12 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 New Video :Active police presence still at #CometPizza in #DC as of 5:10pm @fox5dc – linkarchive

Miss_Comix @Miss_Comix 5:12 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Outside #Comet Ping Pong in NW DC. Apparently a man went in with a rifle. The whole block has been sectioned off. – linkarchive

Armed man arrested at DC restaurant that was center of Clinton conspiracy theory Posted: 5:14 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 7:20:33 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Armed Man Enters Comet Ping Pong, Detained Peacefully Posted: 5:21 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 7:16:48 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Armed Man Enters Comet Ping Pong, Detained Peacefully Posted: 5:21 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 10:47:01 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 “Police were called at just before 3 p.m. and the situation was resolved without shots being fire.” – linkarchive

Ryan Ludick @rrludick 5:23 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 One of @realDonaldTrump army of morons brings their woeful ignorance to #DC #Trump #AmericanIdiots #RepealThe2nd #PizzaGate #Comet – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 5:28 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Picture I took of man with his hands up – not sure if this is the suspect @fox5dc (this pic only to be used by #fox5dc) – linkarchive

Marina Marraco ‏@MarinaMarraco 5:36 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 RIGHT NOW @ #CometPizza per source: surveillance video being pulled. Witnesses being interviewed at nearby firehouse 1/2 – linkarchive

Marina Marraco ‏@MarinaMarraco 5:37 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Suspect @ #CometPizza drove Prius w/ North Carolina tags.Looking at ADW-gun charge (for now).Interim Chief Newsham @ firehouse w/ witnesses – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 5:37 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 A new picture I took of man being arrested outside of #Cometpizza in #DC. Not sure if this is the suspect. @fox5dc #fox5dc – linkarchive

George McIntyre @GeorgeMcIntyre_ 5:40 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 The suspect – linkarchive

Gunman enters Washington restaurant hit by fake news reports Posted: 5:40 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 9:30:50 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

5:47 PM EST – Edgar Maddison Welch’s name released –

Deputy Mayor Donahue ‏@SafeDC 5:47 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 .@DCPoliceDept press release on arrest of Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, NC for assault w/dangerous weapon at Comet restaurant. – linkarchive

Man Walks Into ‘Comet Ping Pong’ in DC with a Gun: Reports [VIDEO] Posted: 5:48 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 8:15:46 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Marina Marraco ‏@MarinaMarraco 5:51 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 cometpizza witnesses being taken down to 4D to speak with detectives. Suspect’s Prius just towed away from scene. – linkarchive

DC Police Department @DCPoliceDept 5:52 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Update: Area by 5000 block of Connecticut Ave NW cleared w/no hazardous material found. – linkarchive

DC Police Department @DCPoliceDept 5:53 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Update: Connecticut Ave between Fessenden St and Nebraska Ave NW has reopened in both Directions. . // 10735 – linkarchive

Darcy Spencer @darcyspencer 5:57 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Suspect’s car just towed from in front of Comet. live team coverage at 6. – linkarchive

William Lafi Youmans @wyoumans 5:57 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @bayreef Whoa man. You saw him? Cops question you? – linkarchive

Sharif Silmi, Esq @bayreef 5:59 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @wyoumans yes I was playing ping pong with my wife when he walked in. I didn’t talk to the police I took a photo of him being arrested – linkarchive

6:00 PM EST

Man Armed With an Assault Rifle Arrested at Comet Ping Pong Posted: 6 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 7:17:39 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

D.C. Police detain suspect with an assault rifle at Comet Ping Pong restaurant Posted: 6:05 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 7:11:13 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

D.C. Police arrest suspect with an assault rifle at Comet Ping Pong restaurant Posted: 6:05 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 8:54:07 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

jeffgep @jeffgep 6:51 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 from Washington, DC I just slowed down my video and snapped this pic of the suspect on the ground being arrested outside #cometpingpong @fox5dc – linkarchive

7:00 PM EST

DC Police Department @DCPoliceDept Archived: 7:45:53 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

8:00 PM EST

Man armed with a rifle terrorizes customers at a Washington pizza shop – just weeks after staff received death threats over fake claims Hillary Clinton abused children there Updated: 8:14 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016, Posted: 7:48 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 8:27:28 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

Abby D. Phillip @abbydphillip 8:56 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Just to be perfectly clear how real this was: The suspect actually fired his weapon, according to police. – linkarchive

9:00 PM EST

Sharif Silmi, Esq @bayreef 9:05 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 @abbydphillip @brianstelter I was at comet one of the last 3 people out and we did not see or hear shots fired – that is shocking devel. – linkarchive

Comet Ping Pong Gunman Said He Was Investigating Online Conspiracy Theory: Police Updated: ~9:57 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016, Posted: 4:05 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 10:03:07 PM EST – 4 Dec 2016 “A bartender at Comet, who said he didn’t see a gun himself” – linkarchive

Unknown time on December 4th

Man With Gun Arrested at Comet Ping Pong Posted: 4 Dec 2016 Archived: 12:11:12 AM EST – 5 Dec 2016 “Welch made no vocal threats or demands during the incident inside Comet Ping Pong, police say.” – linkarchive

December 5th, 2016

Metropolitan Police Department Press Release Posted: 5 Dec 2016 Archived: 7:36:48 AM EST – 5 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

N.C. man told police he went to D.C. pizzeria with assault rifle to ‘self-investigate’ election-related conspiracy theory Posted: 8:07 AM EST – 5 Dec 2016 Archived: 9:59:11 AM EST – 5 Dec 2016 – linkarchive

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