Police execute search warrant at home of gun-toting couple

St. Louis
FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Authorities executed a search warrant Friday evening, July 10, 2020, at the St. Louis mansion owned by the McCloskey's, a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a racial injustice protest last month made national headlines. said. Joel Schwartz, who is now representing the couple, confirmed on Saturday that a search warrant was served, and that the gun Mark McCloskey was seen holding during last month's protest was seized. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have executed a search warrant at the St. Louis mansion of a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a recent racial injustice protest drew widespread attention. Joel Schwartz, the attorney for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, confirmed Saturday that the search warrant was served Friday evening and that the long gun Mark McCloskey had been holding during the June 28 incident was seized. He says arrangements were made to turn over to authorities on Saturday the gun Patricia McCloskey had been holding that day. The McCloskeys, who are personal injury lawyers, haven’t been charged. Schwartz says he thinks charges against them would be “absolutely, positively unmerited.”