Two men arrested in Philadelphia after police received a tip that they were planning an attack on the Pennsylvania Convention Center – where votes are still counted – are reportedly supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
The suspects, who could not be identified, were arrested after police were told they arrived in a Virginia Hummer armed with AR-15, NBC Philadelphia reported.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a lobster fitting the description was found uninhabited in the 200 block of North 13th Street, not far from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, shortly after 10:20 p.m. on Thursday night.
ABC reports that weapons were recovered from the car but were not specified which ones, and that two people were handed over to central investigators.
Pictures taken by a photographer from the Philadelphia Inquirer show that the vehicle was equipped with a number of QAnon stickers, including a large “Q” and a sticker that reads #WWG1WGA,”-an abbreviation of the QAnon slogan ‘where we go one we go all'”.
Sky News producer, Leo Lord-Jones, photographed the lobster on Friday morning along with the stickers expressing support for the radical conspiracy theory that believes Donald Trump is waging a secret war against the “deep state” and satan-worshipping pedophiles, including high-ranking Democrats.
Lord-Jones also posted a photo of a hat on the dashboard of the alleged plotter with “QAnon” written on it.
“It is safe to say that he was a supporter,” he twittered.
QAnon sticker on the rear window of the Hummer parked near Pa. Convention Center and is under investigation after police received a tip that residents were armed and were aiming at the Convention Center where the counting of votes in the presidential election is in progress. pic.twitter.com/SKAUhcmBvQ
– Robert Moran (@RobertMoran215) November 6, 2020
QAnon hat rests on the dashboard of the suspected attacker’s car in #Philadelphia . One can say for sure that he was a follower. pic.twitter.com/hE35ne1w7X
– Leo Lord-Jones (@leolordjones) November 6, 2020
According to Fox News correspondent Aishah Hansie, the suspects told police about a second vehicle with long rifles inside after being stopped in a Hummer from out of state while armed with rifles. The case is now being investigated by the FBI.
QAnon was listed by the FBI as a domestic terrorist threat in August 2019.
No casualties were reported, and no further details of the alleged frame-up were released. The Philadelphia police were contacted for comment.
The alleged plan of attack came to fruition as eyes remain focused on the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the election is still pending.
There have been protests and rallies outside the center as Trump continues to make baseless claims that there is widespread vote fraud and that the election is being “stolen” by the Democrats because votes are still being counted in a completely legal manner.
The Associated Press (AP) has stated that Joe Biden is now taking the lead in Pennsylvania as the Center nears completion of the counting of millions of postal ballots. On Wednesday morning Trump was several hundred thousand votes ahead of Biden, but the ballots were still being processed as the state does not begin counting until election day.
According to the AP, Biden currently has 264 votes, which means that he will be declared president if he takes Pennsylvania or any of the other undecided states.