- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man charged with possessing illegal firearms had enough high-caliber weapons in his Hudson Valley home to arm two SWAT teams.

Officials in the Orange County town of Newburgh tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown (https://bit.ly/1w2vAtB ) that Michael Petrosino was arrested last Saturday and charged with felony weapons possession and with discharging a weapon near a residence.

The arrest came after a neighbor reported hearing gunfire coming from Petrosino’s home. Police say they obtained a search warrant and hauled more than three dozen weapons, a large supply of ammunition and silencers from the house.

Authorities say the firearms included handguns, assault rifles and sawed-off shotguns.

Petrosino was released after posting $5,000 bail. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, https://www.th-record.com


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