An armed man, who witnesses described to be dressed as Rambo, was arrested at Phoenix Comic Con on Thursday. According to ABC News, 31-year-old Matthew Sterling allegedly posted on social media that he wanted to kill Phoenix Police officers. Authorities believe the suspect also took photographs of officers at the comic convention and posted them with threatening messages on social media according to AZ Central. Sterling also reportedly threatened a performer at the event who was not identified.
Police said the man had several handguns, a shotgun, knives, and ammunition.
His identity has not been released.
Sterling struggled with officers before his arrest, according to ABC. He was jailed on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, wearing body armor during the commission of a felony, resisting, and also for carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.
[Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office]
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