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Massachusetts police seize 23 guns, explosives, fireworks, 10,000 rounds of ammunition, arrest 1

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“On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Mansfield Officers executed an arrest warrant for an individual with two default warrants out of Attleboro District Court for crimes committed in Mansfield and Norton. Probable cause was subsequently developed that there were a number of illegal firearms located at 142 Church Street. Mansfield Police Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant, and as a result, recovered 23 firearms, over 10,000 rounds of ammunition, high-capacity feeding devices, and items used for making improvised explosives.

This morning, Thursday, April 4, 2024, more information was obtained regarding the items found in the home. After consultation with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, ATF, and the State Police Bomb Squad, Detectives applied for and were granted a second search warrant for the grounds of the property of 142 Church Street. After speaking with neighbors and containing the scene, a thorough search of the grounds of the property was conducted with help from State and Federal partners.

As a result of the investigation, a 61-year-old Mansfield man is currently being held on the default warrants and will face additional charges in Attleboro District Court that will include the following:

• Improper storage of a firearm
• Improper storage of a large-capacity firearm
• Possession of explosives
• Possession of fireworks
• Possession of a large-capacity firearm
• Possession of a firearm without an FID card

Thank you to our law enforcement partners for their assistance and to the Church Street neighbors for their patience and understanding. The name of the subject is being withheld pending arraignment, and the investigation is ongoing.”-Mansfield, MA Police Department.

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