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Bond revoked for suspect in alleged mass shooting plan

By: - July 11, 2022 11:12 am

A police officer walks into the John Marshall Courthouse in downtown Richmond. (Photo by Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury)

A Richmond judge revoked the $15,000 bond set for an undocumented immigrant facing a weapons charge after police alleged he was connected to foiled mass shooting plot on the Fourth of July.

Lawyers on both sides agreed to revoke the bond of 52-year-old Julio Alvardo-Dubon, who appeared in court wearing a blue jumpsuit and orange face mask.

In the brief hearing, attorneys noted an immigration detainer is pending for Alvardo-Dubon, an indicated federal authorities intend to take custody of him.

Alvardo is not in the country legally, according to court documents. He is facing a felony charge of firearm possession by a non-citizen.

The mass shooting plot alleged by Richmond police was not mentioned in court Monday, and lawyers on both sides declined to comment further on the case.

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Graham Moomaw
Graham Moomaw

A veteran Virginia politics reporter, Graham grew up in Hillsville and Lynchburg, graduating from James Madison University and earning a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Before joining the Mercury in 2019, he spent six years at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, most of that time covering the governor's office, the General Assembly and state politics. He also covered city hall and politics at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. Contact him at [email protected]

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