Judge describes white supremacist said to be headed to Richmond’s pro-gun rally as “very dangerous”
He will remain in custody facing federal charges
RICHMOND, Va. – A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist who’s linked to a violent white supremacist group will remain in custody. U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan said Wednesday that Patrik Mathews is a “very dangerous person” who “espouses very dangerous beliefs.”
Sullivan ordered Mathews detained pending a Jan. 30 preliminary hearing.
Mathews and two other men were arrested last Thursday on federal felony charges in Maryland and Delaware.
Authorities said they were believed to be headed to a pro-gun rally in Virginia’s capital. Monday’s event in Richmond had ended peacefully.
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