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Boston Police Foil Planned Attack on Pokemon Tournament

August 23, 2015  | 

Photo from the suspect's Facebook page. 
Photo from the suspect's Facebook page. 

The Boston Police Department said Sunday its officers thwarted what could have been a massacre at the Pokemon World Championship held in the city this weekend.

Boston police arrested James Austin Stumbo, 27, and Kevin Norton, 18, on Saturday “because of threats of violence made over social media.” When police searched Stumbo and Norton’s vehicle parked in a garage several blocks from the Pokemon event, they found a shotgun, AR-15 assault rifle, a hunting rifle, and 250 rounds of ammunition.

Stumbo and Norton are charged with several firearm charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, the Daily Beast reports.

“The BPD detectives did a great job in the stop and prevention of a potential tragedy," said Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, commander of the police department's Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis.


Comments (4)

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kevCopAz @ 8/24/2015 11:27 AM

I know that a nut is a nut, but POKEMON? I thought that dies out (pardon pun) years ago. What in the world would piss off anyone enough to shoot anyone reference POKEMON? Geez

UncleMike @ 8/24/2015 12:08 PM

An AR 15 is NOT an assault Rifle.
It is a semiautomatic, multipurpose, civilian long arm.
Please use correct terminology.
We don't need to sound like the Lame Stream Media on a professional Police site.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/24/2015 2:25 PM

keyCopAz You already said it and I will add Idiot and Moron to the text. Good job Boston PD.

Morning Eagle @ 8/25/2015 2:48 AM

Agree with Uncle Mike. It is bad enough that the ignorant media call AR 15's an assault rifle so we do not need a publication like Police Magazine contributing to the misinformation.

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