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Police: Assault-style rifles seized near Richmond Confederate monument

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 12:15:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Richmond, Virginia, say they arrested one man and seized three assault-style rifles and a handgun after a late-night confrontation near the iconic statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Authorities say drivers in several pickup trucks and individuals on bikes exchanged words early Friday near the Lee statue before one of the trucks ran over a bicycle while fleeing the area.

Officers made three traffic stops after the incident and found multiple assault-style rifles, handguns and body armor. Some of the guns were seized and one individual was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.