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Man Threatened Morehead City VA Clinic, Found With Loaded AK-47

Deputies say a man threatened to shoot up the Veterans Clinic in Morehead City today. When pulled over, deputies say they found a loaded AK-47 and two fully loaded magazines in his vehicle.

Willie Austin of Cedar Island Road is charged with one count of going armed to the terror of the public and communicating threats. Deputies say the 63-year-old man called in and threaten to "shoot the place up" with an AK-47. Deputies immediately began searching for the man and his vehicle.

Several officers were stationed at the clinic, while deputies spotted his vehicle on Old Cedar Island Road. In addition to the AK-47 in the vehicle, at the man's home they found another AK-47, a 12 gauge shotgun and over 1,000 round of ammo.

Bond for Austin was set at $15,000 and he has a court date of January 30th on the charges.


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