A man from Long Island in New York was arrested on Thursday after police found assault rifles, bomb-making instructions, over $40,000 in cash and Nazi paraphernalia in his house, the New York Times reported.
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Edward Perkowski, 29, of Mount Sinai faces charges relating to the possession of weapons and drugs, after marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms were also found at his house.
Another resident of the house, Perkowski’s brother, Sean, 25, was arrested on an unrelated outstanding bench warrant, according to the police.
Among the items discovered by police in Perkowski’s house were six assault rifles, a handgun, a shotgun, four rifles, a stun gun and a black binder filled with instructions on bomb making
A framed picture of Adolf Hitler and Nazi flags and insignia were also discovered alongside the weapons.
“Today’s search warrant might have prevented a deadly, violent incident, like the one we recently saw in Orlando,” Suffolk County police commissioner Timothy D. Sini said at a news conference in Yaphank.
"We neutralized a clear public threat,” Mr. Sini said.
A neighbor told the New York Times that police frequently visited the Perkowski home. There’s been trouble at the house for a long time,” John Leonard said.
The house was infected with the “disease called hate, Brookhaven town supervisor Edward P. Romaine said. “And we want to stop hate in this country,” he said. “There’s enough.”