Incident Summary:

11/05/2020: Authorities arrested two armed individuals who drove from Virginia and parked their vehicle near the Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. There were no casualties in the incident. Conspiracy-theory extremists claimed responsibility for the incident. They claimed they intended to "straighten things out" in the Convention Center, where votes were being counted for the United States Presidential Election which took place on November 3, 2020. Sources noted that the assailants' possessed ammunition and a lock-picking tool in their vehicle, which was adorned with a QAnon sticker.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at 1101 Arch St.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Philadelphia
Specific Description Electoral Ballot-Carrying Trucks
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A homemade AR-15-style assault rifle, a .40-caliber Beretta pistol, and a 9-mm Beretta pistol were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Conspiracy theory extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Judge keeps election-related charges against 2 Virginia men," WTVR CBS, March 19, 2021.
"No bail relief for Virginia QAnon follower who came to Philly to 'straighten out the vote'," The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2020.
"Armed men arrested near Pennsylvania Convention Center identified," ABC 6 Philadelphia (WPVI), November 7, 2020.