Man arrested as police probe alleged plot to attack Philly vote counting center

An armed man was arrested Thursday night outside the Philadelphia Convention Center hosting a vote count after police received word of an alleged plot to attack the location, a new report said.

The bust came after police were tipped off about a group of people from Virginia driving to the convention center in a Hummer with a possible plan to strike, WPVI reported.

At about 10:50 p.m. a man inside a Vietnamese restaurant across the center was taken into custody.

Police recovered a weapon and located a Hummer. It’s still unclear if the man arrested outside the center is connected to the alleged attack plot.

Election workers inside the downtown convention center are actively tabulating mail-in ballots in the battleground state.

As of late Thursday night, President Trump led the state by about a razor-thin margin of 24,000 votes with 94 percent tabulated.

More mail-in ballots in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County also need to be counted.

Trump’s campaign earlier Thursday tried unsuccessfully to halt Philadelphia’s vote over allegations that his supporters weren’t being allowed to monitor the tallying of mail-in ballots.

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