The centre is one of the places where voters counted their votes in the 2020 parliamentary elections, including the presidential elections.
Verbatim reports indicate that according to KYW the men were worried about the number of votes in the convention center, according to the prosecutors.
Antonio LaMotta, 61, and Joshua Masias, 42, both of Chesapeake, Virginia, were arrested Thursday evening outside the center on suspicion of carrying handguns in Pennsylvania without permission, authorities said.
Philadelphia police said they found the people Thursday night after receiving reports that gunmen had driven to the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in a silver Hummer.
Officers found a silver Hummer a block away from the center – parked and inactive – at approximately 10:20 p.m. On Thursday, about seven minutes before the discovery of the people who admitted that the hammer belonged to them, the police said.
Both men were carrying loaded rifles and police found an AR rifle in Hammer, authorities said during a press conference on Friday. According to the authorities, approximately 160 bullets were found in the rifle and the car.
Stickers and a hat with QAnon conspiracy logos were found in the car, said Philadelphia County Attorney Larry Krasner.
LaMotta and Masias were accused of concealing unlicensed firearms and carrying them on a public road or in a restaurant, Krasnor said.
This disturbing incident is still being investigated for additional costs, Mr. Krasner said.
La Motta and Masias were tried on Friday night, and the judge ordered bail of $750,000 each, said Jane Roh, a Krasnora spokeswoman.
Details of the allegedly forged ballots – including where they came from, whether they were found in Hamera or what was on them – were not immediately available.
We don’t know if the men have lawyers. CNN has asked the Philadelphia Public Defender’s Office and the LaMotte family for comments.
A woman travelling with men hasn’t been arrested, Krasner said.
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The defendant declared that he needed time off to travel to Philadelphia, his employer declared.
A few days ago, LaMotta told his manager that he needed a vacation to work in Philadelphia, according to the CEO of the company where he works.
According to the company’s CEO, Allen Hollimon, and LaMotta’s personal website, LaMotta is a Houston-based company operating in the Virginia area for national research and security.
Hollimon told CNN that LaMotta told its director this week that he had to travel to Philadelphia for a contract that was not awarded by the company.
Hollimon said he didn’t know why LaMotta was in Philadelphia and stressed that he thought he was a good guy.
He’s a very loyal guy. I never had a problem with him, Hollimon told CNN. He’s not a threat.
On LaMotta’s website, which has now been removed, it is described as follows: anti-crisis intervention, security service, repairer, bodyguard, guard.
His date and place of birth were listed on the website, both dates coincide with information from the Philadelphia Attorney General’s office.
There were pictures on the website where he posed next to a silver hammer. He also shared his experiences, including his work with the Investigation and Security Department throughout the country, and documents relating to his resignation from the army.
Other types of work are also described on the site, particularly in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he lives.
LaMotta was the city’s technical maintenance specialist from August 2014 to May 2019, Chesapeake spokesman Heath Covey told CNN. The cover says he can’t give any details about why LaMotte left his job.
Patrick Cornell, Julian Cummings, Laura Ly, Mark Morales, Ganesh Setty and Joe Sutton of CNN have contributed to this report.