Boston Police Prevented Possible Violent Attack Plot at 2015 Pokémon World Championship

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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Pokemon World Championship 2015

With the 2015 Pokémon World Championship going on in Boston, most invitees and attendees would of never guessed that anyone would want this to be the scene for a massacre. According to Boston’s Fox News, police were alerted when two males, 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo, began posting pictures of two fire arms, a shotgun and a AR-15, with the words “Kevin Norton and I are ready for worlds Boston here we come!!!”


The two suspects are listed on the official Pokémon site as invitees in the “master division” the the trading card portion of the event. When found they arrived at the Hynes Convention Center on Thursday, they were met by private security and not allowed inside of the event. Boston police detectives obtained a search warrant for their car on Friday and found the weapons along with a large amount of ammo.


Now, these two individuals are said to have been gun enthusiasts, so them having these fire arms with proper paper work is not illegal. It is also unclear what they meant by the threats and if any others exist they may have been deleted.

The Pokémon Company International has posted the following statement:

Prior to the event this weekend, our community of players made us aware of a security issue. We gathered information and gave it as soon as possible to the authorities at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center who acted swiftly and spearheaded communication with the Boston Police Department. Due to quick action, the potential threat was resolved. The Pokémon Company International takes the safety of our fans seriously and will continue to ensure proper security measures are a priority.

Whether or not these individuals were actually planning on causing harm to other people attending the event, those firearms did not belong there. How do you feel about this story? Let us know in the comment below.

  • Tara

    Honestly, I don’t care for guns, but I don’t care if you own guns. But don’t be an asshole with them. This event was a fun event, a celebration. In fact, there were a lot of KIDS there! Why would you even think about something like this? Honestly, the part about this that pisses me off the most, is if you look at the photo of their car, it has an NRA sticker on it. I’m sorry, but most of those folks that flaunt the fact that they’re all about their guns are typically psychopaths, and should actually be forbidden from owning weapons in the first place. I hope so much these guys are charged with plotting domestic terrorism. By the way, these two weapons? According to other sources, they were NOT registered. So illegal possession of military-grade weapons, weapons with only one intended purpose, to kill humans… and they bring them to a tournament/convention with a ton of people. There’s no question what these asshats wanted to do, and I really hope they’re charged to the fullest extent of the law. Okay, honestly, I hope they punish them beyond the extent of the law… because the number of lives they could have taken would be astronomical. This disgusts me, and I honestly hate that these morons are part of the human race. Absolute filth, and I hope they pay dearly for whatever stupid plot they had.