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Rifles, Bproof vest, grenade launcher, night vision, maps & police scanner

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Makes me wonder what type of scanner and frequencies he possesed.

From foxnews.com:

Authorities in central New Jersey seized a cache of weapons and ammunition including rifles, a grenade launcher and a night vision scope from the motel room of a Virginia man arrested early Monday by officers responding to a report of a suspicious person, MyFoxDC.com reported.

Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, of Reston, Va., also had maps of a U.S. military facility and a town in another state.

Forrest said Woodson was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle concealed under his green, military-style jacket when officers encountered him at a Quick Chek store in Branchburg shortly before 4 a.m. Monday.

As officers started to question him, Woodson fled on foot toward a nearby trailer park, Forrest said. Officers found him hiding in some bushes and tackled him when he tried to run away again. The officers used pepper spray to subdue him.

Forrest said the rifle Woodson was carrying had a defaced serial number and had been altered to fire .50-caliber ammunition.

Detectives later searched the room where Woodson had been staying at the Red Mill Inn in Branchburg. Forrest said they seized another Bushmaster .308-caliber semiautomatic rifle with a defaced serial number, a 37 mm Cobray grenade launcher, a second bulletproof vest, a Russian-made night vision scope, a police scanner, the maps and hundreds of rounds of .50-caliber and .308-caliber ammunition.

A message left by FoxNews.com for the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office spokesman has not been returned.

Woodson is being held at the Somerset County Jail on numerous charges, including unlawful possession of weapons, possession of prohibited weapons, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.

Bail has not yet been set. Woodson was tentatively scheduled for an initial court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Spokesman Jack Bennett said the prosecutor's office did not know whether Woodson had retained a lawyer.

Forrest said investigators from the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined the investigation.

The FBI issued a statement: "Presently, there does not appear to be a link to terrorism; Woodson does not appear to have a link to any known terrorist groups, nor a specific terrorist plot. However, the matter is still under investigation and these should only be considered preliminary findings. It is possible that Mr. Woodson could face federal gun charges, but that has yet to be determined. At this time, the matter is being worked as a state case out of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office."

Authorities in New Jersey say Woodson's last known address is on Generation Drive in Reston. On Monday night, Fox 5 went to that neighborhood, but residents we spoke with did not recognize Woodson's photograph.


Woodson was being held at the Somerset County Jail on charges including unlawful possession of weapons.

The prosecutor's office did not know whether Woodson had a lawyer
 

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I'm guessing that the .50 caliber "alteration" was that he had a .50 Beowulf upper(which are pretty cool, though I've never shot one) for his AR, although since they don't go into specifics, there's a chance that that it could have a .50 BMG upper, which is one of the things that I'd really like to get(ugh except that the rounds cost about $3.50 a piece the cheapest I've seen, and I last looked before the election so I'm guessing they've gone way up in price.

Also, the 37mm Cobray is not a grenade launcher. These are flare launchers, though they happen to be made in the same design vein as the Colt M-203 launcher. They're pretty fun, and can be owned without any special permits(federally that is, state laws may say otherwise). Without a permit, you can shoot flares, smoke rounds, and believe it or not tear gas(which isn't considered anti-personnel). If it's registered with the ATF as a Destructive Device, then you can shoot all sorts of other stuff out of it from wooden balls and chalk rounds(think target practice) to flechettes. The only thing you can't shoot out of these are grenades, because there is no such thing as a 37mm HE round like there are for the M-203s. And if interested, I'm certain I can find some pictures of what the results of a homemade HE round look like(hint:involves mangled and/or missing fingers).
 

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With modification, the 37mm Cobray will support 40mm. I suspect this will be the case once details are released.
 

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With modification, the 37mm Cobray will support 40mm. I suspect this will be the case once details are released.
You may be right. At least from the article, it looks like his destination may have been a military base, which ostensibly may have had M-203s and therefore ammunition for them.
 
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