Couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters on their lawn being investigated – The Sun

PROSECUTORS are investigating a St. Louis couple who met gate-crashing protesters with guns.

The couple, identified as Mark and Patricia McCloskey, were seen aiming guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrators walking past the Missouri home of the city mayor.


Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner released a statement Tuesday, announcing that officials are investigating the incident.

"I alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns at a violent assault," Gardner said.

She added: "My office is currently working with the public to investigate these events."

Gardner then vowed to seek justice against people breaking the law.

"Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.

Video shared on social media captured the Sunday incident, when the couple – who are personal injury lawyers – pointed their guns at demonstrators.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey were seen pointing guns at demonstrators, who marched on Mayor Lyda Krewson's residence.

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