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Man Holding Rifle Questioned By Police Outside Kyle Rittenhouse Court

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Man Holding Rifle Questioned By Police Outside Kyle Rittenhouse Court

A man carrying a rifle close to the courthouse where Kyle Rittenhouse's trial is being conducted has been stopped and questioned by police.

Fox News has shared vision of the unidentified individual near the stairs to the Kenosha County Courthouse.

In the video, the officers are heard saying: "Okay, so you're within a thousand feet of a school, right? Which you cannot be with a rifle, without a CCW [Concealed Carry Weapon]. Right?

"So if you wanna be here, you're gonna have to put the rifle away. Alright? But we're gonna have to identify you."

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The man told authorities he had identification on him, however he didn't have a 'CCW'.

American citizens are permitted by Wisconsin law to carry firearms in public 'unless they are prohibited from possession of firearms'.

Authorities told the bloke to put the gun away over fears the presence of a dangerous weapon could stoke people's anxieties.

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The man outside the Kenosha courthouse complied with officers and 'disposed of the gun', according to News Corp, before joining the rest of the people gathered outside.

There were clashes between Rittenhouse supporters and Black Lives Matter protestors outside the Kenosha County Courthouse as the jury deliberated on the case.

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Credit: Alamy

Rittenhouse has been charged with using an AR-style semi-automatic rifle to kill two men and wound a third during a night of protests which were fighting against racial injustice after a black man called Jacob Blake was shot by a white Kenosha police officer.

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According to the teenager, the shootings were acts of self defence after he felt he came under attack during the Summer 2020 protests.

Part of the trial saw Rittenhouse break down as he gave evidence about the moments leading up to him shooting the three men.

The teen said he went there to protect property after two nights in which rioters set fires and ransacked businesses.

The trial has been one of the highest profile cases in the last decade and the jury still hasn't reached a verdict on day two of their deliberations.

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Tensions are running high at the moment over what might happen after a result is handed down.

Governor Tony Evers has requested 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to be deployed around the area to help local law enforcement in case tensions boil over.

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Topics: News

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