PHILADELPHIA -- Bail has been set at $750,000 each for two Virginia men armed with loaded handguns who were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center where votes were being counted.
Forty-two-year-old Joshua Macias and 61-year-old Antonio LaMotta, traveled from the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area and did not have permits to carry the weapons in Pennsylvania, according to Philadelphia Police.
Macias and LaMotta, both from Chesapeake, Virginia, were charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a license and carrying a firearm on a public street.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the FBI in Norfolk received a tip Thursday "stating that individuals were in route from Virginia Beach to Philadelphia in a silver Hummer truck and we're in possession of weapons and ammunition."
Officers first spotted the silver Hummer, which was adorned with an American flag and a window sticker for the right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon, parked unattended at 10:20 p.m.
Two bicycle patrol officers spotted the 61-year-old at 1230 Arch Street just before 1030 p.m. carrying a pistol, according to Outlaw. He was with the 42-year-old, who police said appeared to have a handgun concealed under his jacket.
When officers searched the Hummer, police said an "AR- style rifle" as well as ammunition were recovered.
Police said a woman believed to be traveling with the pair was not arrested.
"My office is currently reviewing the evidence and determining what charges to bring," Philadelphia District Attorney Lawrence S. Krasner said in a news briefing Friday afternoon.
Krasner said the pair could face other related charges, like possession of an instrument a crime, prohibited offensive weapon or criminal offense under the election code.
A message seeking comment was sent Saturday to the Defender Association of Philadelphia, listed in court documents as representing LaMotta; no defense attorney was listed for Macias.
Police said their investigation into the incident is ongoing with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.