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Gunman arrested near Philly Vote Center site is Trump founder veteran Joshua Macias

One of the gunmen arrested on his way to the Philadelphia counting center is a QAnon obsessive who has posted violent and anti-Semitic comics online. The other is a super fan of President Trump who urged social media users to watch the polls and suggested the 2020 election was stolen from the president.

QAnon conspiracy theorist Antonio Lamotta, 61, was arrested Thursday along with Joshua Macias, 42, co-founder of “Vets for Trump,” on federal gun charges after authorities allegedly received a intelligence that a group was headed from Virginia to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the city’s ballot counting site, to “turn things around.”

The couple left Virginia with pistols, an AR-15 rifle and around 160 rounds, according to Philadelphia police. They did not have a valid firearms license in Pennsylvania and were charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a license, a third degree felony, and carrying a firearm in the public highway or on the street. public property, the district attorney’s office said on Friday. The two men, from Chesapeake, Va., Were accompanied by a woman who has not been charged with any felony.

“We will ask that the two be held without eligibility for bail when they are arrested later in the evening, as this alarming incident is still under investigation for further charges,” added the prosecutor’s office.

The arrests come as QAnon promoters fuel wacky theories that the Pennsylvania vote count is a ploy to steal the election from Trump.



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