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Aaron Evanshine arrested after their Ohio-registered car was seen at protests. his car was full of knives.
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Aaron Evanshine Age
He is 36 years old.
Two men have been arrested after their Ohio-registered car was seen at protests
One man was seen with a machete: New York protesters on Thursday told police
NYPD searched the car and found knives, gas masks, bricks and gasoline
Aaron Evanshine, 36, from Ohio, and Brian Contreras, 24, from Queens, arrested
They have been charged with possession of dangerous weapons
Aaron Evanshine Arrested
Police in New York have thanked protesters who alerted them to an Ohio-registered car which was found to be full of weapons.
Officers said they were tipped off by demonstrators in Brooklyn, who on Thursday saw a man waving a machete near a car with Ohio plates.
When police searched the car, they found knives, bricks, point-to-point radios, gas masks and gasoline.
‘All types of different things that you won’t bring to a peaceful protest,’ said Captain Melody Robinson, 84th Precinct Executive Officer.
Aaron Evanshine, 36, from Columbus, Ohio and Brian Contreras, 24, from Queens, have been arrested and charged with weapons possession.
Capt Robinson praised the demonstrators, rallying in New York to protest against the May 25 killing of George Floyd, for their vigilance.
‘They said: “this is not right, something’s wrong with this picture”,’ she told ABC News.
Robinson said officers quickly tracked down the car and approached the driver and his passenger, who surrendered without incident.
Investigators are trying to determine whether the two men took part in any of this week’s demonstrations, or whether they played a role in orchestrating the violence that gripped New York City for five straight nights.
In particular, officers want to know whether they participated in any of the attacks that injured members of the NYPD.
‘I commend the peaceful protesters that actually saw something and they said something,’ Robinson said.
‘You know we need more of that in this city, so we can come together as one. They definitely saved lives.