Sale of bombs and ri­fle thwarted

Calgary Sun - - NEWS - — The as­so­ci­ated Press

aT­LaNTIc cITy, N.J. — Two peo­ple tried to sell a high-pow­ered ri­fle and five pipe bombs in at­lantic city just days after a gun­man opened fire on a con­cert in Las Ve­gas, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

Po­lice and fed­eral au­thor­i­ties set up a sting and bought the ri­fle, 300 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion and the ex­plo­sives. They ar­rested 37-year-old danielle de­mers, of at­lantic city, and 31-year-old Nina house, of Mar­gate.

There is no ev­i­dence the pair had planned to use the weapons or have any ties to ter­ror­ism, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

de­mers pro­vided in­struc­tions to fill the pipe bombs with nails, au­thor­i­ties said.

de­mers and house are in jail, fac­ing mul­ti­ple charges. There is no record in­di­cat­ing whether they have lawyers.

Po­lice chief henry White Jr. com­mended au­thor­i­ties who acted swiftly to re­move the weapons from the street.

“Within a few hours, we were able to re­trieve these dan­ger­ous items,” White said. “The mo­ment this in­for­ma­tion came to our at­ten­tion, we sprung into ac­tion.”

at­lantic county Pros­e­cu­tor da­mon Tyner thanked the pub­lic.

“The pub­lic is our great­est part­ner in as­sur­ing that these things do not oc­cur,” Tyner said.

DE­MErS In­structed

hoUSE In jail

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