Police seize assault rifles, body armor from Hollywood apartment

Los Angeles police on Tuesday seized a cache of weapons and ammunition in an 18th-floor Hollywood apartment and arrested the resident on suspicion of making criminal threats.

Los Angeles Police Department dispatched patrol officers after being alerted by a caller concerned about the man’s mental health. Officers who got to the apartment found evidence of criminal threats, the department said.

After securing search and arrest warrants, they returned to the home where they found seven firearms — a shotgun, two assault rifles, a long rifle and three handguns — as well as two bulletproof vests and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

A photo shared by the LAPD showed a table with guns and ammunition, including several long guns, handguns with magazines, and camouflage-patterned body armor.

Braxton Johnson, 25, was arrested Tuesday night, according to county records. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Johnson’s neighbors called the police because they were concerned about his mental state and were uncomfortable with the remarks he had made to them, Captain Kelly Muniz told The Times.

“He made comments to the neighbors and that led to the criminal threats,” Muniz said.

The Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case to determine whether charges will be filed, the LAPD said.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-02-01/weapons-cache-high-powered-rifles-seized-hollywood Police seize assault rifles, body armor from Hollywood apartment

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