Hundreds of guns seized in Los Angeles home raid

Authorities seized more than 1000 guns from a large Los Angeles home after getting an anonymous tip regarding illegal firearms sales in a posh area near the Playboy Mansion.

Officials say Los Angeles police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a search warrant around 4 a.m. Wednesday at the property on the border of the Bel Air and Holmby Hills neighborhoods.

The ATF says guns were recovered along with weapons manufacturing equipment and tools. Officials say a man was arrested on suspicion of possessing, selling and manufacturing assault weapons and they have “no reason to believe the public is in any danger.” The suspect, who is expected to be booked on weapons charges, has been transported to an unidentified location.

“The weapons are of all makes and calibers and model. This is a big, big stash you might say, that’s beyond comprehension that somebody can have so many weapons in a residence like this, in a neighbourhood such as this,” an LAPD lieutenant said at the scene.

Police officials say the investigation is ongoing in the hillside area where homes typically sell for millions of dollars.

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