A Fairfax County police officer visiting Arkansas
for tactical training returned to his unmarked police
vehicle Sunday night in Memphis and found that his
cache of powerful weapons and ammunition had been
stolen, police said yesterday.
Fairfax police said they sent three officers to an
explosives training school in West Memphis, Ark., as
part of their ongoing training. About 7 p.m., at least
one of the officers, Sean Clayton Scott, parked a 2001
Ford Excursion sport utility vehicle on a street in
downtown Memphis, Tenn., and went to a movie, said
LaTanya Able of the Memphis police. When Scott
returned at 9:45 p.m., a vault inside the Excursion
had been broken open and its contents stolen, police
The missing weapons were listed as "several" MP5
submachine guns with infrared sights, Able said, along
with two .45-caliber pistols, ammunition, bulletproof
vests, military boots, flash grenades and a police
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Memphis police appealed to the public for help in
finding the weapons. Yesterday, one was reported found
in a dumpster, Able said.