A Military Vet, known online for his pro-gun views and his posts on Instagram, was in a seven hour standoff with Putnam County, New York police after being red-flagged for having a 30 round mag (above the legal limit in NY). His house was surrounded by police, including an APC and SWAT officers.
According to the 28-year-old Afghanistan veteran, Alex Booth, police showed up at his workplace on Saturday and tried to arrest him over social media posts that were reported to them by an old army buddy. Alex then slipped out the back door, and quickly made his way home to check on his family which he claimed were threatened by the police.
According to text messages sent out by Alex during the so-called standoff, the local Sheriffs department threatened his wife, telling her that child protective services would remove her newborn child from the home. When he got home he found that the police had already confiscated his legally owned firearms.
This is when the seven hour standoff begun. Police, ironically fully armed with their own 30-round magazines, claim they heard gun shots, and that is why they surrounded his property. But according to official reports from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, reports that they have now deleted from their Facebook page (I will include them the end of this article), they found no guns or “feeding devices” at the home upon arresting Alex Booth.
But how could that be? The official story was they heard gunshots and then surrounded the house. Is this why the post has now been deleted?
Alex Booth, AKA WhiskeyWarrior556 on Instagram, surrendered to police after being threatened again that they would take his infant daughter from his wife’s custody.
Keep in mind, this is a man who served his country who was surrounded by swat teams for simply processing empty 30-round magazines.
This is exactly what everyone in the gun community has been warning about; these red-flag gun control laws seemed to be designed to set up the next Waco situation, and seem to be designed to further smear gun owners. If a member of the military, a man who has served his country to fight for your freedoms can be targeted for having what amounts to a standard capacity magazines what do you think they will do to you?
Some of the Social Media Posts from Last Night:
7 PM PST: We are hearing reports that Oathkeepers and other local military are heading to the scene, but police are arresting anyone who is attempting to get anywhere near the scene.
The 911 system completely is down in Mahopac NY from people flooding the local police with phone calls in support of the Veteran.
@whiskey_warrior_556 on IG, getting red flagged right now for alleged 30 round mags. His house is surrounded by tyrants. A fucking APC rolled up – all over alleged 30 dollars worth of plastic and springs.— murderbeam (@murderbeam_tv) November 24, 2019
This is tyranny. Calling all liberty lovers, blast this fucking signal out. pic.twitter.com/nSOt6cA50D
UPDATE 11AM PST 11/24/2019: After posting numerous posts yesterday during the incident, claiming Alex Booth was being charged with multiple felonies, The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has since removed those Facebook posts.
- If this wasn’t about 30-round magazines, why remove the posts?
- Each post had thousands of comments questioning the official narrative and giving inside information on what really happened, is that why they removed the posts this morning and put up a new one blaming social media?
- Last night they claimed they attempted to raid the house after hearing gun shots, Yet the now deleted posts say no guns were recovered — so how did they here gunshots with no guns present?
This video shows the original posts which can no longer be found (YouTube channel is not ours, posting it because he captured the original deleted posts!)
And here is the deleted post where they smear the hell out of him with a series of odd charges that have now been deleted…
UPDATE: 11/25/2019: The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department was supposed to have a press conference this afternoon, unfortunately they seem to be in full cover-up mode! The 1PM Press Conference has been canceled. They have also now moved on from deleting their official statements on Facebook and Twitter to actually closing down public access to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/putnamsheriffny/
Update 11/26/2019: The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has reinstated their Facebook page. They have yet again changed the official story, this time posting a press release going back to the original claim that an officer thought he heard a gunshot, which is why they say SWAT was called — but remember, no firearms were found in the home! So does the officer need his ears checked, or is this yet another tall tale?
We have also learned that Democrat Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. is now threatening anyone who questions the official story (the one that had now changed at least four times) and sending off angry emails to news outlets who dare tell Alex Booth’s side of the story, accusing them of “domestic terrorism” for reporting on the situation.
He is of course, also now blaming the Trump administration for the situation claiming “we have a veteran who suffers from PTSD who is falling through the cracks of our veterans administration.”