Men with guns arrested near vote count in Philly

Two men armed with handguns were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election, police said. (Nov. 6)

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DANIELLE OUTLAW: On November 5th, 2020, the FBI in Norfolk, Virginia, received a tip stating that individuals were en route from Virginia Beach to Philadelphia in a silver Hummer truck and were in possession of weapons and ammunition. Last night at 10:20 PM, Philadelphia police officers spotted a silver Hummer with Virginia tags, parked unattended at 230 North 13th Street and broadcast this information over police radio.

The 61-year-old, a Pacific Islander male, stated that he did not have a handgun permit and was placed under arrest. The 42-year-old, a white male, stated that he had a Beretta 40 caliber pistol under his jacket and a Virginia concealed carry permit. The state of Pennsylvania does not recognize handgun permits issued by Virginia. The males stated that they came to Philadelphia in the silver Hummer, parked up the street, and gave written consent to search the vehicle. In that vehicle, an AR-style rifle was recovered from the vehicle.

LARRY KRASNER: At this time, we do not have indications that the story is bigger than these two individuals. We do not have indications of that nature at this time.