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El Paso County Sheriff's Office seize unlawfully possessed weapons from homeless community

Weapons found by EPCSO
Posted at 9:46 PM, Jul 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-29 13:59:24-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office seized unlawfully possessed weapons from a homeless community near East Las Vegas Street and the Circle Drive overpass.

Between July 26 and July 27, deputies arrested people wanted on outstanding Felony and Misdemeanor warrants.

Several people in need were given information on community resources from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

"Our purpose on this day, and always in this context, was three-fold: to interact with our neighbors who are experiencing difficult times, to educate them on and direct them to available resources, and to mitigate any criminal activity occurring in these communities," said EPCSO in a press release.

Weapons seized from the area included a crossbow, a shotgun, a hunting rifle carbine with a mounted scope, and a handgun.

Ammunition for these weapons was also recovered.

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