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Man armed with guns and knives arrested at Phoenix Comicon

Scary moments inside Phoenix Comicon on Thursday afternoon.

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It looks like a person brought something a bit more threatening than a prop weapon into this year’s Phoenix Comicon.

The Phoenix Police Department reportedly arrested an armed man on Thursday afternoon at the Phoenix Convention Center during this first day of the popular geek event.

He was arrested after a struggle involving several officers.

It’s been the only issue on a pretty calm first day of Phoenix Comicon so far.

While no panels or programming was disrupted due to the incident, Phoenix P.D. has announced that all Prop weapons will be banned from the event starting on Friday.

Police said the suspect was “posting pictures of officers” and a woman he knew alerted police at the Phoenix Convention Center about the posts.

He was allegedly a threat to officers.

The 30-year-old Valley man, who has not been identified, had three handguns, a shotgun, and some knives, police said.

The armed suspect struggled with officers before he was taken into custody.

The man was wearing dark clothing but police didn’t say if it was dressed up as a character.

No officers were hurt and police said it was an isolated incident.

Police said because of what happened, prop weapons won’t be allowed into Phoenix Comicon, which started on Thursday and runs until Sunday.

Those attending the event can expect delays because there will be fewer entry points into the Convention Center.

There will also be an increased police presence with both uniformed and non-uniformed officers.

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