- Apr 12, 2008
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Seattle police say officers have arrested a convicted felon who was carrying an unloaded rifle at Westlake Park, scene of the continuing Occupy Seattle protests.
Bicycle officers talked to the man just after 6 p.m. Monday and that he was taking part in the protests.
The 40-year-old man was carrying a rifle case over his shoulder. And police say officers heard him mention that he was carrying a "Ruger." Ruger is a gun maker.
Officers found an unloaded short-barreled rifle with a pistol grip in the case.
The man also showed police an ammunition box with 16 rounds in it.
A computer records check turned up the fact that the man is a convicted felon. Officers arrested him for a weapons violation and booked him into jail.
Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Felon-with-rifle-arrested-at-Westlake-Park-2224386.php#ixzz1bBqFUKAV