Police: NYU Student With Arsenal Of Imitation Assault Weapons Arrested

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYU student was arrested Monday for allegedly building realistic looking air rifles in his dorm room.

As CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported, Bernard Goal, 20, was picked after crews noticed what looked like rifles on his bed at the 80 Lafayette St. dorm. They then alerted campus security.

Public safety officers found a total of six airsoft weapons in Goal’s dorm room minutes later. The weapons resembled AK-47s and Colt carbine rifles, according to published reports.

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“It turned out to be air rifles configured to look like assault rifles. There’s a local ordinance in New York City that makes it unlawful to possess an air rifle or an imitation weapon. So the student was arrested,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told WCBS 880.

On Facebook, Goal appears dressed for combat in a photo, holding a similar airsoft pellet rifle. Classmates…

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