Four people were arrested after an Arizona man allegedly waved a gun at a group of supporters of President Donald Trump during a rally on Saturday, October 31.
Police in Nogales, a border town in Santa Cruz County, responded to a report about a group of people not wearing masks.
After the Nogales police officers met with the group, the police were told that a man in a black limousine allegedly waved a gun at them.
The suspect’s motives are unclear and it is not confirmed whether he was motivated by the group supporting Trump, that they were not wearing masks or for any other reason.
Police officers found the 23-year-old suspect, identified as Ricardo Rivera from Tucson, in a nearby parking lot along with 22-year-old Stephanie Andrade and a 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy, all from Rio Rico.
When police officers tried to arrest Rivera, Andrade and the girl tried to intervene, so all four were taken into custody. The charges against the four included grievous bodily harm to an officer, damage to property, disorderly conduct, threatening and intimidating, endangering and reckless display of a firearm.
Trump supporters had gathered at a series of organized events throughout Santa Cruz County to show their support for the president on October 31, prior to the November 3 election.
A video from an event in Rio Rico shows Trump supporters standing at the street sign, waving flags and holding signs, some with the words “Latinos for Trump” and “Cops for Trump. The clip shows only a few, seemingly dozens of people wearing masks.
The video also shows a rally of trucks, lorries and cars with Trump flags driving on the road next to the pedestrian trailers.
Elsewhere, Arizona residents who do not support Trump expressed their anger at his handling of the COVID 19 pandemic last week when they projected the words “Trump failed us” onto a mountain on October 27.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 9,213,000 cases of corona virus and more than 230,000 deaths have been recorded in the United States.
In the projection, which was produced in cooperation with some nonprofit organizations and voting groups, the separation of the Trump administration of migrant children from their parents at the border was also criticized and viewers were encouraged to vote.
Washington Newsday has asked the Nogales police for comments….