The guy arrested by cops in Lubbock, Texas, after he displayed a semi-automatic rifle in front of a George Floyd demonstration published a danger on Facebook saying he wished to “off racists and MAGA people,” officials mentioned. He allegedly shouted, “President Trump need to die” and “this is a revolution” as authorities took him into custody.
Lubbock policemans arrested 25- year-old Emmanuel Quinones on Saturday after he was caught on video purportedly brandishing a crammed Smith & Wesson.223 semi-automatic rifle in front of protesters, KCBD NBC11 reported. The protesters were standing in assistance of George Floyd, the black guy eliminated by Minneapolis police in May.
The suspect declined to drop his rifle until a Lubbock police officer drew his sidearm. In the video, a bystander is seen taking on the suspect and others from the demonstration helped an officer who appeared to have been injured in the arrest, Breitbart Texas reported
This simply taken place in Lubbock at our demonstration rally! Somebody showed up with an automated weapon. @LubbockPolice can be found in an assisted take him down. #Lubbock #Texas #blm #BlackLivesMatter #rally #maga pic.twitter.com/cy7sfBA4Ty
— Mark Wilson (@themawilson) May 31, 2020
Charges were filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Federal officials say that Quinones, “in view of the protesters, Mr. Quinones held the rifle at ‘low all set,’ in shooting position with the muzzle pointed toward the ground, as panic rippled through the assembled crowd.”
Texas law permits for the open bring of a rifle or shotgun but it is against the Texas Penal Code to display such a weapon in a public place “in a manner calculated to alarm,” the Lubbock NBC affiliate reported.
Quinones apparently admitted to threatening social networks posts including one just days prior to the incident where he wrote that he planned to acquire weapon parts to “off racists and MAGA people.”
” In the interview, the accused mentioned he went to the demonstration to safeguard demonstrators from these so-called MAGA (Make America Great Again) provocateurs, who he prepared to shoot on sight,” KCBD reported. “He declared the cops would not have actually been able to identify these counter-protesters, but that he could have.”
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” Instead of respecting citizens’ rights to respectfully voice their feelings, this defendant incited panic, putting everyone present– consisting of those he claimed to support– in danger,” U.S. Lawyer Erin Nealy Cox said in a written statement. “We will not endure efforts to impart terror or motivate violence at otherwise serene demonstrations.”
Court records specify that Quinones is charged with Interstate Threatening Communications under Title 18 USC 875( c).
” Quinones specified he went to the demonstration on May 30, 2020, to safeguard protesters from counter-protesters, who he referred to as Trump/MAGA instigators,” private investigators said in the criminal grievance. “Quinones specified that if counter-protesters showed up at the protest, then he would have used his rifle to shoot them and safeguard the protesters.”
He went on to declare that Lubbock law enforcement officer would not have been able to identify the “Trump/MAGA instigators,” however that he could have, detectives said.
After getting permission to search the home of Quinones, detectives stated they found about 700 rounds of.223 quality ammunition and about 100 rounds of.40 caliber pistol ammo. All were reportedly packed into publications.
Quinones is described by Lubbock County jail records by Breitbart Texas as a 5′ 5 ″, 130 pound Hispanic male, U.S. citizen.
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