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Harvey police seize illegal weapons hidden in home

Harvey police recovered these weapons from home south suburb Thursday after receiving tip from authorities Ohio. / phofrom Harvey police

Harvey police recovered these weapons from a home in the south suburb Thursday after receiving a tip from authorities in Ohio. / photo from Harvey police

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Harvey police seized an automatic machine gun and several other illegal weapons hidden in a south suburban home following a tip from authorities in Ohio.

Harvey police searched the home near Cooper and 155th about 11 a.m. Thursday, after the homeowner signed a consent form allowing them to search the home, spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado said in a release.

Police found a Romanian AK-47, a Saiga .410 and a Hi-point 9 mm, Alvarado said. They also found a Masterpiece Arms .45 — a type of automatic machine gun — as well as Taurus .44 and Ruger .44 handguns.

Authorities also found more than 500 rounds of ammunition, the release said.

Harvey investigators believe the 54-year-old woman who lived at the home does not own the weapons, and did not know they were in the house, the release said.

They investigated after receiving a tip from police in Marion, Ohio, that illegal weapons were being hidden in the home, Alvarado said.



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