Man Arrested In NYC With Two AR-15s, Note Reading ‘I Want To Die In Combat’

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Police in New York City said they found several assault weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, in addition to a potential suicide note that read “I want to die in combat,” in the car of a Pennsylvania man they arrested Wednesday morning.

Police pulled over Victor Greer, 46, when they allegedly spotted him driving the wrong way on Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village at about 1:15 a.m., according to the New York Daily News. Greer carried a note that read “I want to die in combat, so I can go to heaven and meet God,” police told the newspaper.

Greer was charged with multiple counts of criminal weapons possession, according to DNAinfo.com, a news website covering New York City. Television station WABC reported that Greer had prior arrests for firearms possession and reckless driving, as well as for an altercation with an officer.

Here’s a full list of what police said they found during their initial search of the car and of Greer, then during a later search of the trunk, according to DNAinfo.com:

  • three knives
  • several rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, plus a full box of fifty rounds
  • two assault rifles
  • an AR-15 Colt M4
  • a .45 caliber Hi Point Model 4595
  • 12-gauge shotgun
  • 9mm semi-automatic handgun
  • an additional 400 rounds of ammunition
  • a bottle rocket
  • drug paraphernalia

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