GAITHERSBURG, Md. – A Gaithersburg man is in custody after firing an AK-47 into the air in his backyard Sunday.
Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks, a spokesman, say nobody was hurt, and that the 38-year-old man who lives on the 17800 block of Washington Grove Lane admitted to holding a rifle up in the air and fire the shots around noon.
“His home was searched and a rifle, along with three other firearms, one shotgun and two handguns, were seized,” says Starks.
He faces multiple charges, including discharging a firearm in an urban area, and possibly reckless endangerment.
Police are still investigating, but say they have no reason to believe the man’s guns were purchased illegally.