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Man Irate Over Refused Marina Entry Threatens to Kill Guard

Police later found loaded assault rifles, ammunition, a bullet proof vest, knives and more than 20 marijuana plants at the man's home

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    A Brookhaven man who threatened a marina security guard has been arrested and police have seized assault rifles and other weapons from his home. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Monday, Aug 6, 2012)

    A Brookhaven man who threatened a marina security guard has been arrested and police have seized assault rifles and other weapons from his home.      

    Suffolk County police say Thomas Lippens became irate Sunday afternoon after he and his parents went to Squassux Landing Marina in Brookhaven and a guard wouldn't let them in because they didn't have the proper entry key.      

    They say Lippens left on foot but returned on a dirt bike with what appeared to be a handgun. He threatened to kill the guard before riding away.      

    When police located Lippens they found loaded assault rifles, ammunition, a bulletproof vest, knives and more than 20 marijuana plants.      

    Lippens has been charged with menacing, weapons and marijuana violations.

    He's scheduled to appear in district court on Monday. Information on an attorney wasn't immediately available.
     

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