St. Louis police officers reportedly seized a rifle from the husband-and-wife lawyers who were filmed protecting their home with firearms from Black Lives Matter protesters last month.
The officers served a warrant on Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Friday night, taking the rifle the husband was pictured aiming, the local NBC affiliate reported.
The officers were told by the couple that their attorney had the second gun, the pistol owned by the wife, the report said.
The couple was filmed as they emerged from their home in the Central West End neighborhood, each with a firearm as rioters marched down their private street.
Mark stood with the rifle on their Renaissance-style porch as Patricia aimed the gun at the mob.
The two have defended their actions by saying they felt their lives were at risk.
“We were threatened with our lives, threatened with a house being burned down, my office building being burned down, even our dog’s life being threatened, Mark McCloskey told the station, KDSK.
“It was about as bad as it can get,” he added.
Police have not announced any charges against the couple.
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