Cache of Weapons Found in Van Stopped at NYC Tunnel

Terrorism isn't suspected
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 21, 2016 4:05 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Police say a cache of weapons has been found inside a van that was stopped at the Holland Tunnel, which connects New Jersey to New York City, the AP reports. No link to terrorism is suspected. Two men and a woman in the van were taken into custody. It wasn't immediately clear what charges they may be facing.

Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says officers stopped the van Tuesday morning in Jersey City for a cracked windshield. A subsequent search uncovered multiple weapons in the vehicle, including rifles and handguns. Some were loaded. Pentangelo said the investigation is ongoing, but authorities don't believe it has any link to terrorism. (Read more New York City stories.)

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