Neighborhood Evacuated After Explosives, Guns, Tank Found in Gun Enthusiast's Home
The neighborhood was evacuated as authorities worked to remove the items
A New York neighborhood was evacuated after police found grenades, munitions, firearms and a tank at the home of a gun enthusiast found dead at his home this week. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Published Friday, Jun 28, 2013)
Updated at 9:03 PM EDT on Friday, Jun 28, 2013
A New York neighborhood was evacuated after police found grenades, munitions, firearms and a tank at the home of a gun enthusiast found dead at his home this week.
Jonathan Orser of Mahopac was found dead of a shotgun wound Tuesday night, in an apparent suicide.
Police say he had a stockpile of more than 100 military-style rifles, grenades, low explosive powders and a large amount of ammunition, including armor-piercing bullets. It's unclear how many of the items were active explosives.
There was also a decommissioned tank in the backyard.
The discovery prompted evacuations Thursday evening that continued into Friday. The bomb squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded and removed the explosives.
They will be transported to West Point for disposal.
Published at 1:24 PM EDT on Jun 28, 2013
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