US Election: Banned Trump supporter with gun arrested at polling centre

Brianne Tolj
·1-min read

An armed Trump supporter has been arrested for trespassing at a North Carolina Election Day polling location.

The man named Justin Dunn, 36, was told to leave the polling area in Charlotte about 10.30am (local time) on Tuesday after it was claimed by other voters he was trying to intimidate them, according to WBTV.

Despite being told by police he was banned from the polling place, Dunn returned a few hours later.

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Justin Dunn is seen sitting with a gun on his lap before being arrested.
Armed Justin Dunn, 36, was told to leave the area in Charlotte after it was claimed by other voters he was trying to intimidate them. Source: Kenny Robinson/Freedom Fighting Missionaries via Storyful

He can be seen in video 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 his lap as he talked to numerous members of the media and some shocked locals.

The 36-year-old told the Charlotte Observer he had been verbally accosted by Black Lives Matters supporters while leaving the first time, prompting him to return.

“I don’t know who’s going to be watching these videos. And... I fear for my life, ’cause there are lists out there of people like me who support Trump,” he told the publication.

Footage captured the moment several police officers confronted Mr Dunn and placed him under arrest.

He has since been charged with second-degree trespassing.

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