A couple was filmed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters who marched through their upscale St. Louis neighborhood on Sunday evening.
They appeared to be armed with a semiautomatic rifle with an extended magazine and a handgun.
They have since been named as Mark and Patricia McCloskey, two personal-injury lawyers.
The protesters were marching to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in protest of her doxxing people who argued to defund the police.
President Donald Trump retweeted a video of the couple, without comment, on Monday morning.
Shocking videos and images show a St. Louis couple yelling and pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters who were marching through their upscale neighborhood Sunday evening.
Hundreds of protesters were taking part in a march to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house Sunday evening when they passed through the couple's gated community.
The couple have since been named as Mark and Patricia McCloskey, two personal-injury lawyers, according to The Riverfront Times.
Bystanders took video and pictures of the couple pointing guns at the protesters and yelling at them from their front lawn. President Donald Trump retweeted one of the videos, without adding any comment, on Monday morning.
The husband was armed with what appeared to be a semiautomatic rifle with an extended magazine, while his wife held a small handgun.
While some of the protesters stopped to stare at the gun-toting couple, others in the crowd could be heard urging them to move on.
The journalist Jonathan Myerson Katz tweeted that the couple might have been breaking a state law.
Missouri law says a person "commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons" if "he or she knowingly exhibits, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner."
—Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020
According to an incident report provided to Business Insider by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, a 63-year-old white male and a 61-year-old white female at the address had called the police, saying they saw a group trying to break an iron gate that said "No Trespassing" and "Private Street."
The police did not name the couple, who were named as "victims" in the report.
"Once through the gate, the victims advised the group that they were on a private street and trespassing and told them to leave. The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims," the statement said.
"When the victims observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police."
—avery (@averyrisch) June 29, 2020
According to the website for the couple's law firm, the McCloskey Law Center, they have been married for 30 years and have an adult daughter.
Patricia McCloskey's profile on the website says she is a member of the Missouri Bar Association ethics-review panel.
Mark McCloskey is representing a Black man who was kicked by a St. Louis police officer while trying to surrender to the cop in April 2019. The officer in that case, David Maas, was indicted on a federal charge of deprivation of rights under color of law in March.
—torpedo johnson (@toledomccormick) June 29, 2020
At the time, Mark McCloskey told the Associated Press that he's "glad that the law-enforcement agencies are subject to the same standard as everybody else."
The protesters who marched by the McCloskeys' home Sunday evening were on their way to Krewson's house to demand her resignation.
Krewson was criticized last week when she read out the names and addresses of people who were advocates for defunding the police in a Facebook Live video — effectively doxxing them.
The McCloskeys' office did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
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