A Colorado man arrested after federal agents allegedly discovered pipe bombs in his home had also been helping organize an armed protest demanding the state lift its coronavirus restrictions, an official briefed on the case tells ABC News.
FBI and ATF agents served search warrants Friday morning at the Loveland, Colorado, home of Bradley Bunn, 53. Agents discovered four pipe bombs and potential pipe bomb components inside the house, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney for Colorado Jason Dunn.
It is not clear what, if anything, Bunn planned to do with the pipe bombs, the official said.
Bunn came to the attention of law enforcement after using social media to encourage people to bring assault rifles to a planned May 1 rally at the Colorado capitol building, ABC News has learned.
In the days leading up to the protest, investigators discovered social media posts described as angry and aggressive, the official said. Soon after, investigators received information that he was in possession of pipe bombs. Bunn was arrested before he could attend Friday’s rally.
And yes, governors are now folding on social distancing and closures because one, they need the tax revenue (because Senate Republicans refuse to help states and local governments) and two, people are getting killed over stupid things like this as the chaos gets worse.
The Genessee County Prosecutor's office said Monday afternoon that a Flint Family Dollar security guard who was killed on Friday was shot following a dispute with a customer who would not put on a mask in the store.
The 43-year-old security guard was shot Friday afternoon at the Family Dollar on Fifth Ave in Flint. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police have not released his name but MLive has identified him as Calvin “Duper” James Munerlyn. According to family members MLive spoke with, including Calvin's wife, Latryna Sims-Munerlyn, she was told the shooting was over Calvin's instructions to a customer to wear a mask.
Prosecutors confirmed that to FOX 2 Monday afternoon.
Michigan State Police Lt. Davi Kaiser said Sunday that law enforcement was looking into the possibility that an argument over a mask led to the shooting.
It is required to wear a mask when in an enclosed public space, per Governor Gretchen Whitmer's executive order issued on April 24 to combat the spread of coronavirus.
There are no punitive charges for disobeying the order but stores can refuse service to customers to protect the public and employees.
Shot and killed because he said "no, wear a mask, protect yourself and others."
It's going to be bad, folks.