St. Louis police have issued summonses to nine protesters for trespassing onto a private street in June during a now-viral incident during which a married couple brandished firearms while standing outside their home.
Police spokesperson Evita Caldwell told The Associated Press on Friday that the protesters were issued the summonses, but the St. Louis City Counselor’s office was still deciding whether to add formal charges.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey drew national attention earlier this year after footage of them pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside of their home went viral.
The couple has since been charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. Mark McCloskey stood outside the home with an AR-15 rifle, while Patricia McCloskey held a handgun.
About 300 people gathered to protest in the area, with the group