FBI issues warning about anti-vaxxer who crossed Canadian border to ‘protest’ US opening: report


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The FBI has warned of a man planning to protest the US Open as part of an anti-vaccine manifesto.

The man, identified as Virpaul Singh Mahil, 36, attempted to cross the border from Canada to New York on August 26, but border officials initially turned him away after discovering marijuana gummy bears in his vehicle.

But Mahil, who is from Ontario, evaded authorities by driving through oncoming traffic to force his way into the United States.

The FBI’s Joint Task Force in New York said Mahil had a ‘New World Order’ manifesto, and he told border officials he planned to protest the opening of the United States because he was angry at vaccination mandates.

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Novak Djokovic, who last won the tournament in 2018 and reached the final in 2021, did not take part in this year’s tournament as he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. Mahil claimed he had been on Reddit to discuss his intention to visit the tournament.

An empty border crossing is seen leading to Rouses Point, NY at the Canada-US border crossing in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada March 19, 2020.
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Authorities tracked Mahil to Ulster County, but lost track of him once he entered Manhattan, according to NBC News.

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Local police issued parking tickets for Mahil’s white Honda Civic on August 31 and September 1 in Chelsea, but a search for the vehicle on Friday proved unsuccessful.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic returns the ball during an exhibition match.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic returns the ball during an exhibition match.
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Law enforcement said they did not believe Mahil possessed weapons or planned any kind of attack, but his actions at the border forced the FBI to issue a precautionary alert.

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The FBI described Mahil as South Asian, standing six feet tall and weighing around 181 pounds. His car’s Ontario registration number is CHTL133.

The FBI did not respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.


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