American ‘hero citizen’ thwarts Guatemalan nationals from committing July 4th mass shooting

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Two illegal alien suspects have been arrested and charged after they were stopped cold by an American “hero citizen” who overheard them allegedly plotting to “shoot up” a Fourth of July celebration that took place in Richmond, Virginia.

According to court records, the Richmond Police Department arrested two Guatemalan nationals, Julio Alvardo Dubon and Rolman Balacarcel Ac for plotting the mass shooting that was intended to take place on Independence Day.

Dubon and Ac’s domestic terrorist plan was interrupted thanks to an American “hero citizen” who just happened to overhear a conversation concerning the plot, according to a press statement by Police Chief Gerald Smith. He proceeded to immediately call the police. The caller said the attack was planned for the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, where an annual fireworks show was scheduled to be held. That venue seats more than 2,000 people.

The Associated Press was the first to report that the suspects were illegal aliens living in the United States. Dubon was living here on an expired visa according to court records.

“Police spokesperson Tracy Walker said both men are from Guatemala. Initial documents filed in General District Court in Richmond say both Alvarado-Dubon and Balacarcel are not in the U.S. legally. The documents, which say Alvarado-Dubon has an expired visa, did not include any details about the alleged plot,” the AP reported.

After the unnamed hero called the police about the conversation he overheard, they raided Dubon’s home and found two rifles, a handgun, and 223 rounds of ammunition. He was then charged with being in possession of a firearm as an alien to the U.S.

Ac was caught when the FBI put surveillance on him after police contacted the bureau. Both Ac and Dubon live in the same residence. He was arrested and subsequently charged with being in possession of a firearm as an alien to the U.S.

Smith remarked that it was “frustrating” that someone could continue to break the law and have an opportunity to still plan a mass murder, according to Fox News.

A motive has not been determined yet for the planned mass shooting.

“There is no telling how many citizens this hero citizen saved from one phone call … one phone call saved numerous lives on the Fourth of July,” Smith stated.

Breitbart is reporting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that detainers have been filed against both men so they will be remanded to the agency for arrest and deportation after they are released by the local police.

According to ICE, Ac has been deported twice, once in October 2013 and then again in August 2014.

Dubon has been booked into the Richmond City Jail on a $15,000 bail. Ac has also been booked according to the police.

“l want to thank and applaud the hero in Virginia that stopped a potential massacre by alerting our brave Richmond Police Department Officers that work tirelessly every day to protect our communities,” Gov. Glenn Youngkin proclaimed in a tweet. “It’s a great reminder that if you see something, say something to your local PD.”

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