Occupy Update: Man With Machete Strapped to Leg Arrested at 2012 RNC

Deputies arrest machete-carrying protester in Tampa event zone

Staff Report

TAMPA, FL - The Associated Press and other media outlets have reported that one individual has been arrested after allegedly walking around with a machete strapped to his leg.

Jason T. Wilson of Tallahassee, 31 years old, was asked by police to stop while in an RNC "event zone." According to deputies, Wilson did not comply and was subdued and placed under arrest. 

"When deputies caught up to Wilson, he advised he did not have to stop and that he was allowed to carry whatever he wanted," HCSO spokesperson Larry McKinnon said to Bay News 9.

Wilson was arrested and taken to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on charges of prohibited items in event zone and resisting arrest with violence.

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