What police officers recently discovered near the White House clearly illustrates just how dangerous the scene on the ground is around Trump’s inauguration.
A woman walking along the Potomac River found two guns tucked away inside a violin case. Police investigators searched the area and discovered more weapons hidden around the same area.
The United States Park Police said the woman who found the violin case of guns was walking along the wooded area near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, Fox News reports.
The responding police officers also found ammunition and weapons hidden inside various pails and garbage bags.
“At this point, we don’t know how they got there, why they’re here, or when they got here,” said United States Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose. Rose added the officers found a combination of rifles and handguns near the Potomac River during their search.
The woman who found the violin case full of guns took it to a nearby boathouse and gave it to police.
She then detailed where she found it to guide them in their search. The Washington, D.C. police bomb squad was conducting a sweep of the area where the hidden guns and ammo were found.
Barbara Saffir told the press she saw a violin case on top of a concrete barrier and saw two police officers standing guard over it when she pulled into the parking lot to go for her usual run. According to Saffir, that area of the park is “normally super quiet.”
“Nobody ever hikes on that side of the canal” where the violin case was found, Saffir continued. “People walk on the towpath.”
“Out of an abundance of caution we cleared the area to be sure no bombs or anything threatened anybody, and we found other multiple gun and ammo,” Rose added. Police investigators are also still working to try to determine if the weapons had been used in any crime. “There’s no indication as to why these guns were here, when they came to be here or circumstances,” Rose also said. “That’s all under investigation.”
The guns might not have been used in any crime… yet. The threats of protests against Donald Trump by liberal groups included actions up to and including rioting and violence.
This woman may have just unknowingly prevented dozens, if not hundreds, of deaths at the inauguration.