Weapons stolen from Los Angeles SWAT training site

AP News
Posted: Oct 17, 2011 11:57 AM
Weapons stolen from Los Angeles SWAT training site

A cache of weapons, including 21 machine guns, has been stolen from a Los Angeles police SWAT training site.

The 30 weapons were altered to fire only blanks, but officials tell the Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/qmhUqI) the guns could be converted back to lethal use.

Deputy Chief Michael Downing says the weapons were moved Wednesday night to a downtown building and were stored in a locked box on the building's first floor. The weapons were gone when a SWAT unit arrived the following morning.

Downing says the site was considered secure.

To get to the weapons, the thieves cut through bolt locks on an outside door and two internal doors and forced their way through a metal roll gate.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com