Deadly Arsenal of Explosives Found in Car! Two Arrested in Albany County!
Some good police work during a relatively routine traffic stop in Albany County on Monday evening may have prevented a much worse, perhaps even deadlier incident further down the road.
"When officers conducted an inventory search prior to towing the vehicle they located numerous illegal knifes, a rifle (ghost gun), a ballistic vest, large capacity pistol magazines, bomb making materials, brass knuckles, throwing stars, a silencer, and an expandable baton, all of which are considered weapons under the New York State Penal Law." -Bethlehem Police
According to the Bethlehem Police, it was shortly after 10 pm on Monday when an officer received a notification that a vehicle the patrol car passed had a suspended registration or no insurance.
That's when, according to the police, the vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of Walmart in Glenmont.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Kyle A. Brush, age 35 of Earlton, NY and the front seat passenger was Rachael M. Thompson, age 40 of Albany, NY.
Initially, Brush was only issued traffic tickets and he and Thompson were free to leave the scene, but when police conducted an inventory search before the vehicle was to be towed, that's when they found the deadly arsenal.
Police say they confiscated "numerous illegal knives, a rifle (ghost gun), a ballistic vest, large capacity pistol magazines, bomb-making materials, brass knuckles, throwing stars, a silencer, and an expandable baton, all of which are considered weapons under the New York State Penal Law."
Shortly after police found the explosives, they say they were able to locate Thompson inside the Walmart, and Bethlehem Police Officers located Brush on South Pearl St in Albany and he was taken into custody.