Florida Man With Guns Arrested for Trespassing on CIA Grounds and at Preschool

(Gwen R. Cario/The Awty International School via AP)

File this under “News of the Weird.” On Tuesday, a young man from Florida decided to visit the gate at CIA headquarters and let them know he was armed. He then traveled to a preschool and attempted to gain access to the school. Thanks to the CIA calling in his description, he was arrested on those school grounds and taken into police custody.


CNN reports:

A man now under arrest walked up to the CIA Headquarters’ gate Tuesday and allegedly said, “I’m here and I have a gun,” a law enforcement source told CNN.

Uniformed federal officers turned him away and notified Fairfax County, Virginia, police of his description, the source said Wednesday.

The man has since been identified as 32-year-old Eric Sandow of Gainesville, Florida.

What is Sandow’s race? Was he spouting any philosophies, left or right-wing? It is amazing how when the narrative does not suit them, the legacy media never mentions race or motives, alleged or otherwise.

Sandow said he was headed to the CIA and had an AK-47 and another weapon in his vehicle as he was arrested Tuesday at Dolley Madison Preschool in McLean, Virgnia, after he trespassed on school grounds around 11 a.m., police said.

The preschool is less than 1.5 miles from CIA Headquarters and about a 10-minute drive to major Washington, DC, landmarks, including the National Mall.

Map of McLean VA Showing Proximity of CIA HQ and Dolley Madison PreSchool

The New York Post included this updated information:

A trespasser carrying an AK-47, handgun and loads of ammo was arrested at a preschool in Virginia, as he claimed he was headed to the nearby CIA headquarters.

Eric Sandow, 32, of Florida, was taken into custody on Tuesday at the Dolley Madison preschool in McLean after he was caught sneaking onto school grounds, police said.

Officials recovered an AK-47 assault rifle with five extra magazines, a handgun with six extra magazines, as well as several boxes and bags of ammo from Sandow’s vehicle.


An AK-47? Unlike the AR-15, that is actually a weapon of war, used by infantry from the U.S. to Bucharest. However, no commentary on that from the legacy media either.

Dolley Madison Preschool issued a statement, saying: “He requested access to the (preschool) building facilities to use the restroom, which was denied by school staff. At no point did he gain physical entrance to the school building.”

That was efficient and smart work by the staff, although Virginia schools, like many other purple and blue area schools, can be easy targets. According to the federal “Gun-Free School Zone Act” and Virginia Code Section 18.2-308.1, firearms are restricted in public, parochial, and private schools, including buildings and grounds. While some Virginia counties provide armed resource officers in schools, not all do. It seems we learn nothing from these school shootings except how to sharpen the particular narrative rather than do the work of protecting children.

Which brings up the sober reminder that today is the one-year anniversary of the horrible Uvalde massacre at Robb Elementary School in Texas. Due to the gross incompetency of the Uvalde police force, two teachers and 19 children were shot and killed by Salvador Ramos.

From reported police conversations with Sandow, he appeared to be acting alone, and wasn’t necessarily focused on the preschool. Sandow never took his weapons out of the car or brandished them. There are still many unanswered questions: Who (or what) was Sandow targeting? Was this a cry for help? According to reports, Sandow openly stated that he had guns, even though he never had them on his person. What is Sandow’s state of mind?


However, no shots were fired, nobody died—not even the person in possession of the guns. So, expect this to fade from the news cycle quickly.


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