Long Beach man arrested after police find altered semi-automatic rifle


A Long Beach man was arrested on Thursday and charged with criminal possession of a weapon after police said they found an altered semi-automatic rifle with fully loaded magazines in his home.

Nassau County police said that they responded to an incident involving Justin Taylor, 25, of West Hudson Street, on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Jones Beach U.S. Coast Guard Station.

“A subsequent investigation was conducted, and officers responded to his residence where they recovered an altered semi-automatic rifle along with fully loaded magazines,” police said in a news release. “The defendant, Justin Taylor, was placed under arrest without incident.”

Taylor was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Friday.

Police did not provide further details about the incident at the Coast Guard Station.

The Herald will update this story.