Cops Nab Arsenal-Packing Syosset Man

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Mark Vicars

A Syosset man was arrested after police found an arsenal in the back seat of his car.

According to detectives, Mark Vicars, 49, was pulled over Dec. 3 following an joint investigation by the Special Investigation Squad, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Transportation Security Administration. When Vicars pulled his Dodge Durango over, cops say he produced a fraudulent shield and identification credentials identifying him as a federal air marshall.

Police say Vicars was in possession of a loaded .380 pistol, a knife and a loaded assault rifle, along with a ballistic body armor vest and a tactical vest containing three high capacity magazines. The investigation continued at Vicars house, where detectives found multiple weapons and approximately 8,300 rounds of assorted ammunition.

Vicars is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, 10 counts of third degree criminal possesion of a weapon, five counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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