SEATTLE (AP) – Police have seized military-style firearms from an avowed neo-Nazi in Snohomish County in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind case in Washington state.
Prosecutors and the FBI convinced a judge that “Kaleb Cole poses a serious threat to public safety by having access and possession to firearms and a concealed pistol license.”
KING TV reports that Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes said they believe they prevented a massacre.
King County court records show officers seized five military-style rifles, three pistols, and other gun parts from a residence in Arlington.
Court records say the weapons belong to Kaleb Cole, the suspected leader of The Atomwaffen Division in Washington state.
Authorities claim Cole has amassed firearms and trained with weapons in Western Washington.
Cole isn’t charged with a crime but is named in an Extreme Risk Protection Order filed earlier this month.
KING 5 was unable to reach Cole for comment.
Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/