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Two men were arrested Friday and charged with weapons offenses after police said threats were made over social media against people attending the Pokémon World Championships in Boston.
Private security from the Hynes Convention Center first alerted authorities on Thursday about threats of violence on social media toward attendees of the championship, according to a statement the Boston Police Department.
Police, private security, and members of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center began to investigate, and after a few hours two men were stopped trying to enter the convention center.
Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, were arrested in their Saugus hotel after police found a cache of weapons in the car they had driven from Iowa to Boston for the weekend’s festivities, police said.Slightly different description of events, but basic facts seem clear.
I have a hard time imagining any reason they brought all that with them from Iowa, considering all the other circumstances around the events, for any reason other than violence.
This certainly means the Hynes/BCEC bag searches aren't going anywhere anytime soon...
There is no reason to do what they did unless the intended violence.
They brought the weapons with them, and plenty of ammo.
Also, armchair-psych wise, the dynamic duo look like a classic student/mentor relationship. The angry forever-alone redpiller and his apt pupil.
No Pokemon trainer should have to fear a hail of bullets whilst cock fighting.
Gabe four years ago.
Those two are among my least-favorite gun owners.
Even if they had no actual intentions to do anything malicious, they gave no reasonable person a reason to believe so. And they blatantly violated some rules.
From what I see, I agree with Rym: I did kinda lol when the one article said it was a DPM5 though, leet-ifying DPMS.
One way you can tell these kids were morons: they bought a DPMS AR-15.