A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge denied the ball reduction for Joshua Macias on Monday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Macias, 42 the founder of the group ‘Vets for Trump‘ was one of two armed men arrested outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where ballot counting was under way after authorities received a tip that a man, his mother and another person were driving to the Philadelphia region in a Hummer to “straighten things out.”
They were charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a license, a third-degree felony and carrying a firearm in public streets or public property. Bail was set at $750,000.
District attorney Larry Krasner, argued against Macias’ bail. In a letter to the court he wrote that the incident was a “mass shooting that was narrowly averted”.
The court will hear a similar motion from Macias’ accomplice, 68-year-old Antonio LaMotta on Friday.