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Farmer Standoff in Washington, D.C.

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Farmer Standoff in Washington, D.C.

Farmer Standoff in Washington, D.C.

Farmer Standoff in Washington, D.C.

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The stand-off with a man on a tractor in Washington, D.C. is in its second day. The man is identified as Dwight Watson, a North Carolina tobacco farmer. Watson claims he has explosives, and police are taking his claim seriously. Yesterday, Watson drove a jeep into a pond on the National Mall near the Washington Monument. His jeep was pulling a tractor which he is now sitting on.