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Iraq war vet facing serious weapons charges

When people are arrested on weapons charges, the consequences can vary in severity. A 24-year-old Iraq war vet who was recently arrested appears to be in some serious hot water for allegedly taking weapons from the government.

Police claim that when they searched the Bronx man's apartment last December, they uncovered various weapons, including two grenades, some firearms and live ammunition. They described the collection as a "small arsenal." The man is accused of moving the weapons from his military base in another state to his apartment back in March 2010.

According to the New York Times, the man admitted to police that he had brought the weapons home with him from Iraq. Authorities are also saying he made improvised explosive devices in his home, which he allegedly learned from watching videos. He reportedly told officers that he had no intention of using them for terrorism-related purposes.

The man was discharged from active duty after serving in Iraq in 2006 and 2008. Officers believe he hid the weapons in a shipping container that was sent to Fort Bragg, and then moved the items from there.

The young veteran is charged with unlicensed transportation of weapons and theft of government property. A criminal complaint was filed in a Federal District Court in Manhattan. It was unsealed this week and the police commissioner issued a statement about the case on Thursday.

The man accused of the crimes is being held in federal custody and has retained an attorney.

Source: New York Times, "Iraq veteran took grenades home to Bronx, official say," Matt Flegenheimer, Feb. 16, 2012

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