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Court documents have been unsealed in a case involving a Redding man who allegedly made threats toward law enforcement. Police responded to Greg McGuiness's home last month after a friend called saying that the 37-year old posted a photo holding a gun, captioned with a message about killing himself and shooting at police.  Hearst Connecticut Media reports that Officers were told that McGuiness may have an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle. 

After the man was taken to the hospital for observation, he told officers he had been drinking and denied having an assault rifle.  The owner of the Indian Hill Road home allowed police to search.  They found multiple firearms, air guns and facsimile firearms, but not the gun in the picture. 

Officers had McGuinness draw a map to where he hid the gun, which was located near a tree and ferns.  According to the affidavit, the gun had a high capacity magazine, folding bayonet, folding stock and pistol grip--qualifying it as an assault weapon by definition. 

It was found with a round in the chamber. 

McGuiness was charged with possession of an illegal firearm, criminal weapon possession, reckless endangerment, negligent storage of a firearm, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, illegal possession of an assault rifle, threatening and breach of peace.

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