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Man Arrested, 1,000 Guns Seized At LA Mansion

May 8, 2019, 9:14 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:09 pm
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - JULY 19: Some of approximately 3,500 confiscated guns to be melted down are ...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the seizure of more than 1,000 guns in Los Angeles (all times local):

8:05 p.m.

Authorities say they’ve arrested a man after seizing more than 1,000 guns from a mansion in a posh area of Los Angeles.

Police and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a search warrant at around 4 a.m. Wednesday at the home on the border of Bel Air and Holmby Hills, not far from the Playboy Mansion.

Authorities said they received an anonymous tip regarding illegal firearms sales at a home that records indicate is worth several million dollars.

Authorities seized stacks of hundreds of rifles and handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, along with weapons manufacturing equipment.

Police arrested a man on suspicion of violating a state law that forbids the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-powered rifles.

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6:12 p.m.

Authorities seized more than a thousand guns from a large Los Angeles home after getting an anonymous tip regarding illegal firearms sales in a posh area near the Playboy Mansion.

Officials say Los Angeles police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a search warrant around 4 a.m. Wednesday at the property on the border of the Bel Air and Holmby Hills neighborhoods.

The ATF says guns were recovered along with weapons manufacturing equipment and tools. Authorities say there is no danger to the public.

Photos from the scene showed stacks of hundreds of rifles and handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Police officials say the investigation is ongoing in the hillside area where homes typically sell for millions of dollars.

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