Mathew Sterling, the man Phoenix police arrested Thursday for carrying four loaded guns inside the Phoenix Convention Center during Phoenix Comic Con has been booked for attempted murder and several more charges.

Sterling, 31, made threats to harm an unnamed performer at the event. Police also believe he intended to attack cops as well.


Police say Sterling was armed with a shotgun, three handguns and knives, as well as ammunition and “other handheld weapons.” Police said he was wearing body armor.

Sterling was also booked for three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, wearing body armor during the commission of a felony, resisting arrest and carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.