Weapons found in public areas in DC could be tied to planned inauguration violence
A walker in Washington came across two guns in a violin case along the Potomac River on Wednesday, leading police to find several other weapons stashed in the area, officials said.I would assume the police will send the serial numbers on the weapons to the FBI to help identify the source of these weapons if possible. It is a strange place to hide a weapon, particularly in the open like the one in the violin case.
U.S. Park Police said a woman walking in the woods near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, found the case. When law enforcement officers arrived, they found more guns and ammunition — some in pails, others in plastic garbage bags.
"At this point, we don't know how they got there, why they're here or when they got here," police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said.
She said officers found a variety of weapons, including long guns and pistols.
The D.C. police bomb squad was conducting a sweep of the area.
The woman who found the violin case took it to authorities near a boathouse parking lot, according to park police.