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Md. man in custody after firing AK-47 in the air

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.

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