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Guns Stolen From Police Vehicle in Tenn.

April 23, 2002
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Guns Stolen From Police Vehicle in Tenn.

Washington Post

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 said.

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 radio.

Memphis police appealed to the public for help in finding the weapons. Yesterday, one was reported found in a dumpster, Able said.

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