Happening Now: A group of nine “heavily armed” men have been arrested alongside a highway in Massachusetts.
“Nine people in a “heavily armed” group which “does not recognize our laws” were arrested early Saturday after a standoff with state police in Massachusetts which shut down I-95, according to reports,” according to the New York Post.
“‘We have several armed persons accounted for at this scene on Rt 95. They are refusing to comply with orders to provide their information and put down their weapons,’ the Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter.
“Shelter-in-place orders were issued in the communities of Wakefield and Reading, just north of Boston, during the ordeal, NBC 10 reported.
“A state trooper found the men in a breakdown lane on the side of the interstate refueling their vehicles around 1:30 a.m. Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason told reporters. The occupants of the vehicle were dressed in military-style tactical gear. Some had long rifles, some side pistols, he said, according to reports.
“‘We were afraid so we got out with our arms,’ one man allegedly from the group, called Rise of the Moors, said in a YouTube video, while dressed in what appeared to be combat gear.”
For more of this report, go to the New York Post.
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