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Charges to be dropped for Iranian national found with knives on Flagler Memorial Bridge

He must complete a pre-trial diversion program
Posted: 4:00 PM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-04 10:53:41-05
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PALM BEACH, Fla. — UPDATE: Charges could be cleared for the Iranian national who police say was found with several knives on Palm Beach last month. But he must complete a pre-trial diversion program.

That's according to court records obtained by WPTV in the case against Masoud Yareilzoleh.

Last month he was arrested when police were doing a welfare check at Bradley Park. He was accused of having a machete and other knives.

EARLIER STORY:

Palm Beach police are investigating after they say a man believed to be an Iranian national was found with several knives on the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday.

According to Palm Beach police, a citizen called about a suspicious person in Bradley Park.

Police said the man, later identified as Masoud Yareilzoleh, had no known address and was detained by officers. The police department said he was released from custody later in the day on Friday.

Yareilzoleh's car was found at Palm Beach International Airport. Authorities said the vehicle was searched and cleared. It's unknown why his car was at the airport.

In addition to the knives, police said Yareilzoleh had $22,000 in cash on him when he was detained.

The Palm Beach Police Department said this is an open and active investigation.