How Pizzagate went from fake news to a real problem for a D.C. business

Fake news became all too real over the weekend after a North Carolina man entered a Washington pizzeria with an automatic rifle in an attempt to "self-investigate" a false but persistent conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton. The baseless theory is that the business was a front for a child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager. Edgar Maddison Welch, a 28-year-old man from Salisbury, N.C., walked into Comet Ping Pong in the capital around 3 p.m. on Dec. 4. Police said pointed his gun at a worker, who fled, and then Welch started firing the rifle inside … >>More stories from National


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