Security boosted after armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon
Police are adding extra security at the Phoenix Comicon following the arrest of a man armed with guns and ammunition who allegedly posted online threats against officers.
The 30-year-old man was in possession of three handguns, a shotgun, a knife, ammunition, and a variety of other hand-held weapons along with wearing body armour, police said.
He was taken into custody without incident after a brief struggle with police at the Phoenix Convention Centre.
Officers working at the venue were alerted to a suspicious man making threats against police on social media, with the postings including photos of officers working at the event.
Prop weapons carried into the four-day event are supposed to be inspected by security staff, but police said the man's weapons were not checked.
The entertainment and comic convention began on Thursday.