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Iowa men accused of threatening Pokemon event in court today

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The two Iowa men accused of making online threats against Pokemon competitors are due back in court this morning. 

18-year-old Kevin Norton from Ames and 27-year-old James Stumbo from Boone are scheduled to appear in a Boston courtroom. They are currently being held without bail. Today's hearing will look into how dangerous these two men are to the public.

The two allegedly made threats in an online Pokemon forum and on other sites before heading to Boston. 

Police say the found ammunition and weapons in their car. Police right now say they are not exactly sure what the two men planned to do, but say they posed a serious threat to those at the competition.

Both men were experienced players and were invited to attend the event. A moderator for the event was the one who saw the postings and called authorities.

Players from more than 30 countries and as young as 6-years-old were at this Pokemon championship.

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