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State Police Find Assault Rifles & Grenade Launchers At L.I. Man’s Home

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New York State Police said they discovered grenade launchers and assault rifles and marijuana in a hidden room at the home of a man accused of domestic violence.

Michael Anderson, 27, was arrested Friday morning.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Speaks With A Neighbor Of The Suspect

Police said the situation began when a “hysterical” 28-year-old Rachel Jonyer approached a state trooper conducting a routine traffic stop on the Wantagh Parkway and said her boyfriend was chasing her following a domestic violence incident at their residence.

Troopers found Anderson walking along the Parkway “in an agitated state.” He was placed under arrest and gave police permission to search his East Meadow home.

In a secret room authorities found marijuana and a weapons cache, including two grenade launchers, two assault rifles, several thousand rounds of military ammunition and other weapons.

A neighbor, who didn’t want to give his name because he’s had a run-in with Anderson, was not surprised.

“We saw a couple from the home every once in a while they were doing whacky things outside — standing in the middle of the street, a lot of trafficking of cars,” he told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan.

Anderson has been charged with third-degree assault, drug possession and five counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

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