The agents intervened after a pedestrian alerted that a man was walking down a street in Murcia with a revolver in his hand
A street incident, in which the alarm generated exceeded the real existing risk, has ended up leading the National Police of the Region to
dismantle a veritable arsenal of firearms, some of great power, that an old man kept in his home clandestinely, since he had never had any formal authorization to accumulate such huge weapons.
The police operation, developed by agents of the UPR (Prevention and Reaction Unit) of the Higher Police Headquarters, was launched after a man who was passing through a street in Murcia required the help of 091 for
having been the victim of an apparent threat. Specifically, the affected person explained that an elderly individual, who was shirtless,
he was wandering around the neighborhood with a large firearm in his hands. The witness, after being located by the members of a police patrol, specified that the old man was carrying a revolver and that, when he felt observed by this passer-by, he asked him directly: “Do you think I’m going to shoot you?”
Weapons seized by the National Police. /
The physical description and other information provided by this neighbor allowed the agents to trace the suspect to his own home. When there was a knock on the door, the man said he did not remember anything and, as everything pointed to that he really had health problems and was not very aware of what had happened on the street, the officials ended up calling his son and explained the situation. that had occurred. This man confirmed that
his father was not well So what
for many years he had a gun license and spent his entire life collecting firearms.
From that moment, on a voluntary basis and with the intention of collaborating with the National Police, both the old man and his son agreed to show the weapons they had at home, all of them, apparently, disabled, but without the corresponding documentation issued. by the Arms Service of the Civil Guard. More concretely,
the ability to fire many of the weapons had been annulled, with the help of a drill, by drilling the barrels or the percussion system. This system is not currently authorized, since it must be an armory that officially leaves the weapons inactive and certifies it. For this reason, the policemen intervened all the weapons, which amounted to
26 revolvers, eleven pistols, nine rifles, five submachine guns and seven shotguns, in addition to three mortar grenades and three other hand grenades.