Justin Dunn armed Trump supporter arrested at Charlotte polling site after returning to possibly intimidate other voters. Officials banned him from station.
An armed North Carolina man was arrested at a polling site on Tuesday hours after he was banned from the property, a report said.
Officers arrived once they received a call that Dunn, a Trump supporter may have been intimidating other voters, the report said.
Dunn voluntarily left after he was banned from the site by an election worker.
But he returned two hours later, with Dunn placed under arrest and charged with second-degree trespassing.
Former Charlotte City Council candidate
Video showed the ‘intruder’ dressed in camouflage and wearing a Trump hat while sitting on a folding chair out the front of the polling place.
A pistol is filmed resting on the man’s lap as he talked to numerous members of the media and some shocked locals.
Of note the Observer told of Dunn being a former Charlotte City Council candidate.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they are ‘committed to protecting the right of our community members to engage in safe, secure and unimpeded access to voting sites.’
North Carolina is one of five battleground states that allows guns at polling places unless the voting is taking place at a building that bans firearms, such as a church or a school.