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SWAT Team Raids Brad Pitt's Zombie Movie Set

Fully functional assault rifles seized
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2011 9:19 AM CDT
Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' Movie Set Raided by SWAT Team
People run as a car crash scene is filmed during production of World War Z at George Square, Glasgow, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.   (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Miligan)

(Newser) – Some real-life drama went down on the set of the Brad Pitt zombie epic World War Z yesterday. A SWAT team raided the Budapest warehouse where weapons for the film were being kept, seizing 85 of them. The problem is that the weapons—most of which were automatic assault rifles—were fully functional, even though the paperwork they arrived with claimed otherwise. TMZ notes that some were even loaded with live ammo.

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"Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to be used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren't," officials from Hungary's Anti-Terrorism Unit tell Us. "The movie company's employees must have made a mistake bringing the guns in without the Anti-Terrorism Unit's permission," adds a source. As for Pitt, an insider says he's "furious" at the situation. Click for more. (Read more Brad Pitt stories.)

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