CNN BREAKING NEWS
Cache of Weapons Found In Arizona
Aired January 16, 2003 - 17:41 ET
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WOLF BLITZER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We have some more breaking news to report right now. Details of a cache of weapons discovered in Arizona. Our justice correspondent Kelli Arena has those details. Kelli, what have you learned?
KELLI ARENA, CNN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, it's fast-breaking story, but Alcohol Firearm and Tobacco agents say they have found a rocket launcher, grenades and a large cache of military assault rifles at a storage unit in Queen Creek, Arizona. Just got off the phone with agents there who say that information developed out of the Boston ATF office led them to the storage facility which is believed to be owned by a man named Scott Sigel (ph).
Now, according to ATF, Sigel has been arrested before for the illegal possession of machine gun and silencer. Agents say they were shocked to find a room that they say was entirely filled with weapons, military assault rifles, machine guns, military flame throwers, a Russian rocket propelled grenade launcher and also explosives, including hand grenades.
Now, here's the big important headline here, Wolf. Officials say there is no terrorist connection that they have uncovered whatsoever and at least according to one source, Mr. Sigel is in custody at this point in Boston. That's according to one source. We are waiting for confirmation on that from ATF headquarters. Back to you.
BLITZER: Thank you very much, Kelli Arena, for that information.
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