Armed Men Arrested at Counting Location

Philadelphia officers followed up on a tip about the suspects' plans
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 6, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Police Arrest Armed Men Near Crucial Counting Spot
Police separate supporters of President Trump and supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden outside the Philadelphia Convention Center on Friday.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Newser) – Two armed men were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center, police said, where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election. The men traveled to the city in a Hummer and did not have permits to carry the weapons in Pennsylvania, police said. They were arrested after police received a tip about their plans, the AP reports. A gun was found inside the vehicle, police said.

A silver Hummer with Virginia license plates was parked Friday at the location where police say they found the men. It was adorned with an American flag and a window sticker for the right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon. Police said the men will be charged with firearms offenses. Their names have not been made public. They have yet to be arraigned. Information on lawyers who could comment on their behalf was not immediately available.

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