Florida man arrested with explosive near Oath Keepers rally

A Florida man was arrested Thursday with a homemade explosive near a rally held by the Oath Keepers, police said Friday.Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spotted Garrett Smith, 22, running from the direction of the protest while carrying a backpack around 7:24 p.m. on January 6, the anniversary of the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

About 85 members of the Oath Keepers were holding a rally in the parking lot of the Pinellas County Courthouse to support Jeremy Brown, a member of the far-right militaristic movement who was arrested for participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last year.

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