The tension around the results of the presidential election is very high in the United States. Police in the US city of Philadelphia arrested two men after learning that an armed attack was being prepared against a ballot counting center, the newspaper reported on Friday. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Investigators took action Thursday evening, after receiving information about the suspicious movement of a Hummer vehicle, occupied by several people. They were armed with AR-15 assault rifles.
The vehicle, registered in the state of Virginia, traveled to Philadelphia, the largest city in the electorally key state of Pennsylvania, precisely to the Convention Center where the presidential ballots are counted. .
Stickers from the QAnon conspiracy movement
The police intervened shortly after 10 p.m. (a little after 4 a.m. in Paris) and arrested two men near the Hummer, specifies the Philadelphia Inquirer. The vehicle carried stickers displaying messages associated with QAnon, a far-right conspiracy movement.
The newspaper specifies that a woman could also be wanted. A sniffer dog was used by law enforcement to inspect the suspects’ vehicle.
Outgoing President Donald Trump, who has to win Pennsylvania if he wants to keep the White House, the seat of the presidency, called on Wednesday and Thursday to stop ballot counting in that state.
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Original article by : www.leparisien.fr