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Armed Trump Supporter Arrested Outside Charlotte Polling Site After Being Banned For ‘Intimidating Voters’

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Armed Trump Supporter Arrested Outside Charlotte Polling Site After Being Banned For ‘Intimidating Voters’




An armed Trump supporter was arrested on Tuesday at a polling site in Charlotte, North Carolina after police say he returned to the property after being banned from the site earlier in the day, reports WBTV.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) said that the man, identified as 36-year-old Justin Dunn, was legally carrying an unconcealed firearm, but “continued to loiter in the PVA of the voting site” after casting his vote.



Dunn, who was wearing a Trump hat, combat boots and a visible sidearm, “unnerved Democrats who were gathered for a rally near the polling site, at the Oasis Shrine Temple in Charlotte, N.C. The mayor of Charlotte, Vi Alexander Lyles, and Representative Alma Adams were among those attending the rally,” reports the New York Times.

Witnesses say the event was cut short when Dunn “showed up and began circling the property,” forcing Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) to be “quickly whisked away.”

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police got a call about Dunn possibly intimidating other voters. Officers quickly responded, arriving at the location at 10:41 a.m.

Officials say Dunn was then asked to leave the property by an official presiding over the precinct location in front of officers, and he voluntarily left without further issues. Dunn was banned from returning to the location by the precinct official.

At 12:40 p.m., CMPD received another call stating that Dunn had returned to the property. Officers went back to the location and Dunn was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree trespassing.




CMPD says they are “committed to protecting the right of our community members to engage in safe, secure and unimpeded access to voting sites.”

Volunteers said a handful of people left without voting when they saw Dunn circling the polling site, a witness reported.





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