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EMT arrested for possessing illegal weapons, fake police badges

Christopher Barlow, 20, was armed with a handgun and double-edged knife when he was arrested


Police discovered a hoard of weapons for which he was not permitted.

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By Alban Murtishi

PLYMOUTH COUNTY, Mass. — A 20-year-old man was arrested this week after they discovered him in possession of a number of illegal weapons and identification that made it appear that he was a police officer.

Christopher Barlow, a college student and EMT in Brewster, was intercepted by authorities on Monday in Plymouth County.

Duxbury police said they executed a search warrant on Barlow’s home and motor vehicle.

Police discovered a hoard of weapons for which he was not permitted, the department says. Police also found an incendiary device and several parts used to make firearms.

Based on information collected during their investigation, police determined that Barlow possessed identification that classified him as a law enforcement officer.

The firearms, parts and identification were confiscated during the search. He was arrested in Plymouth, armed with a handgun and double-edged knife, WHDH reported.

According to WHDH, authorities were tipped off to Barlow’s alleged activity earlier in the month.

During the investigation, a family member provided officers with a firearm he’d assembled. When Barlow attempted to retrieve the weapon, he reportedly used the fraudulent ID while requesting officers return the gun.

According to WHDH, Barlow is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Authorities are also investigating if he has any links to terrorism.

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