Man Arrested In Queens After Nunchucks Found In Car

NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) — Police said a man was arrested after making an illegal U-turn in Jamaica, Queens and officers found nunchucks in his back seat.

Police also found nail polish remover, fertilizer pellets and some metal shavings, but authorities do not believe the items were used for anything threatening.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria with more details on Vassel

Police do not believe the items were linked to any bomb or would be used as materials in a bomb, but the nunchucks are illegal.

Sources told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria that the suspect, 44-year-old Edward Vassel told police he makes crystals.

Vassel was earlier held at a police precinct. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

Nunchucks are a traditional Asian weapon consisting of two sticks connected at their ends with a short chain or rope.

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  • Johnny

    Nunchucks? Thank god we have real american heros on the job,

  • Jimmy Falcone

    If this guy was involve in martial arts training.
    He should have disconnect one end of the Nunchucks.

    He should also use the plea of racial profiling he is member of minority race.

    Good Luck

  • Captain Obvious

    Nunchucks and nail polish remover – a deadly combo. Probably had some breath mints too.

    Sounds like they caught public enemy number one.

    He should get life without parole at ADX Florence Supermax prison.

  • DanTe

    Nunchucks (2 sticks attached with a rope) are illegal in NYS. But swords and shotguns are. Stupid politicians at work again.

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