Newtown School Gunman Had Large Weapons Cache-Court Papers

By REUTERS
March 28, 2013 16:53

MERIDEN, Conn. - The man who attacked a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school in December had a large arsenal of weapons including additional guns, swords and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to court papers released on Thursday.


The pale yellow two-story suburban Colonial house where the gunman, Adam Lanza, lived with his mother was stocked with weapons before he carried out the second-deadliest school shooting on record in the United States, police who searched it after the shooting said.


Documents released after the expiration of a 90-day sealing order showed that the 20-year-old Lanza, who killed himself at the end of his rampage, had a gun safe in his room and many weapons besides the AR-15-type assault rifle and two handguns used in the Dec. 14 attack.


Police inspecting the home found an Enfield Albian bolt-action rifle, a Savage Mark II rifle, a revolver, three samurai-style swords with blades measuring up to 28 inches (71 cm) and a 6-foot, 10-inch (208 cm) wood handled pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the opposite side, according to the documents.


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