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Wis. Militia Men Brought Shotgun Ammo, Knives: Cops

The men were arrested on the 300 block of North Canal Street in their vehicle

By Carol Marin and Don Moseley
|  Sunday, May 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:33 PM CDT
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Police arrest man following traffic stop on Canal Street.

Police arrest man following traffic stop on Canal Street.

Editor's Note: This story originally reported that the men had shotguns. That was inaccurate. The men only had shells for a shotgun.

Chicago Police stopped a pair of Racine, Wisconsin men Saturday  who allegedly traveled to Chicago with multiple shells, extended ammunition clips and knives in their car, according Chicago Police News Affairs.

One man, Michael Yocco, of the 4100 block of Carter Street, in Racine, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of ammunition without a FOID card, and carrying a dangerous weapon, but not a gun, police said. The other has been released, police said. 

The men were arrested on the 300 block of North Canal Street in their vehicle. Both were clad in militia outfits and their car bore anarchist flags, police said.

Police believe the men were here to protest NATO.

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