Lansing police arrest suspect accused of hiding stolen rifle in playground equipment

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Lansing — A 19-year-old man accused of walking through a neighborhood with two stolen rifles has been arrested, officers said.

A resident saw the man and called police.

Lansing police said a 19-year-old man who allegedly carried two stolen rifles through a neighborhood tried to hide them from officers in playground equipment at a park.

As officers arrived, the man tried to hide the weapons, they said.

Police used a canine unit to find the rifles, one of which was hidden on playground equipment in a park, officials said.

"Who knows what he was planning to do with these rifles," police said in a Facebook post. "Glad we didn’t have to find out."

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