YouTuber arrested near Area 51 days before bid to ‘storm’ secret research base

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A Dutch Youtuber and his good friend have been arrested exterior the top-secret army facility Space 51 in Nevada.

Cops picked up Ties Granzier, 20, and Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, who’re accused of trespassing within the extremely restricted safety zone.

It’s not identified whether or not the YouTube star was impressed by a Fb occasion referred to as ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Cease All of Us’ as a result of happen on September 20.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals signed as much as this occasion and pledged to interrupt into the analysis base to ‘see them aliens’.

However the plan was cancelled and changed with a pageant referred to as Alienstock – which has additionally now been referred to as off as effectively.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace alleged the pair had pushed roughly three miles into Space 51 on the time of their arrest.

Granzier is alleged to have instructed cops he was a YouTuber. Officers claimed they searched the automotive and mentioned they discovered cameras and drone, in addition to footage captured in Space 51.

Each the lads have been subsequently put into the Nye County Detention Middle.

Granzier has greater than 730,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel.

The Storm Space 51 occasion began as a joke Fb submit and shortly grew to some extent the place over two million folks mentioned they’d attend.

It was rebranded as Alienstock and an occasion was scheduled to go forward deep in rural Lincoln County, Nevada. However the creators have pulled the plug, citing considerations over security, infrastructure and lack of organisation.

As a substitute, organisers need everybody to go to an occasion on September 19 in downtown Las Vegas as a substitute.

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