Two men from Ohio were allegedly caught with knives, swords, gasoline, bricks, and several other weapons at a protest in New York City on Friday.
Two men in a car w/Ohio plates were arrested at the NYC riot. They were found with a cache of weapons & items in their car like knives, a machete, gasoline, radios, burner phones, bricks, gas masks & more. Their names have not been released yet. #antifa https://t.co/7HOoUNSn5f pic.twitter.com/by639zlZwx
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 6, 2020
Authorities were informed of the armed men by other protesters who saw one of the men with a machete, according to ABC 7. “They said, ‘this is not right, something’s wrong with this picture’,” 84th Precinct Executive Officer Captain Melody Robinson said to ABC 7. (RELATED: Watch The Moment UK Protesters Chucked A Statue Of A Historical Slave Trader Into Bristol Harbor)
Police said they tracked down the car and the men surrendered without incident but a search of the car left officers stunned with the amount of weapons seized “different types of knives and weapons,” Robinson said to ABC 7, “Point-to-point radios, gas masks. All types of different things that you won’t bring to a peaceful protest.”
Police are still trying to determine if the men were linked to attacks on other officers in New York City and its boroughs last week, reported ABC 7. “I commend the peaceful protesters that actually saw something and they said something,” Robinson said to ABC 7, “You know we need more of that in this city, so we can come together as one. They definitely saved lives.”