LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Los Angeles County authorities have arrested a homeless man they say had five firearms, including two operable World War II-era machine guns.
Sheriff’s Detective Dennis Elmore says the arrest was made as deputies were on foot patrol at a homeless encampment on private property near Harbor City.READ MORE: Staff, Students Evacuated Safely, Suspect In Custody After Reports Of Man With Rifle Prompted Lockdown Of Sylmar High School
Elmore said Richard Cunningham was found with the machine guns and three pistols. The 57-year-old was also in possession of high-capacity magazines and ammunition for the M3 machine guns, which are also known as “grease guns,” he said.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting At Tennessee High School
Cunningham faces charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a large-capacity magazine and possession of a machine gun.
Details about Cunningham’s previous felony conviction were not disclosed. He is being held on $166,500 bail.MORE NEWS: Six Flags Magic Mountain Vaccination Site To Close April 18, Will Be Replaced With Two Additional Sites
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