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Sunday, December 3, 2006

Police say man had assault rifle, other weapons


A 23-year-old Shrewsbury man who was arrested Thursday with a stash of weapons after allegedly making what authorities called "disturbing" threats on an Internet message board is due back in court tomorrow.

Investigators said they found an SKS semiautomatic, high - capacity assault weapon, approximately 20 rounds of ammunition, as well as knives and several homemade weapons in Darren P. Thompson's home.

They said Thompson, who appeared "visibly angry," did not have a gun license. Authorities said he told them that he admired one of the teens from the Columbine High School killings in Colorado because he, too, had been picked on in school.

"The postings were troubling because they described a level of anger, as well as a certain intent to engage in violence," John Grossman, chief of corruption, fraud, and computer crime for the state attorney general's office, told the Globe in a story today.

-- Kay Lazar

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