Abandoned arsenal: Kids find 60 guns in vacant home

LAUREL MOUNTAIN, Pa. (AP) — Police say they’ve taken possession of dozens of firearms, including a flintlock muzzle-loader, an AK-47 and a Tommy gun, found by children who broke into a vacant Pennsylvania home.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Friday (http://bit.ly/1I2Knj4 ) at least 60 guns — plus knives, bayonets and swords — were in the Laurel Mountain home.

Police traced the weapons to a 93-year-old collector who owns the home and who’s currently in the hospital.

Authorities say four boys and a girl ages 11 to 14 broke into the home Tuesday evening and shot some of the weapons in the woods. They say they also broke into two other abandoned homes nearby.

Police are holding the weapons for safe keeping. They’re waiting to see if the elderly man’s family wants to press charges.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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