Phoenix Comicon gets a little too real.
The real world and fantasy world of conventions collided yesterday as an armed man was arrested at the Phoenix Comicon venue. In today’s world of terror threats it’s hard to spot someone who stands out in a crowd as a possible threat at a Comicon convention which is a world of Cosplay. Armour and guns are a big part of this world. Phoenix Police did a great job though and identified a man wearing three handguns, a shotgun, a knife, ammunition and a variety of other handheld weapons along with wearing body armor.
Police immediately took the man into custody and away for questioning. Phoenix police said that no evidence had been found to cause investigators to believe the man was part of any “grander scheme” and listed his arrest as an “isolated incident.”
Stars attending this weekend’s convention include horror favorite Danny Trejo (Machete) as well as Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).
The Con runs through Sunday at the Phoenix Convention Center. We hope everyone has a great time and stays safe.