Suspect w/ arsenal in car taken into custody in Santa Monica

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Authorities took a suspect into custody in Santa Monica after discovering an arsenal in his car that included tannerite powder, assault weapons and a camouflage outfit.

The suspect told authorities that he was there for the Los Angeles Pride festival. During a press conference at the Los Angeles Pride festival, Mayor Eric Garcetti said the suspect was arrested Saturday night with the help of a tip from a citizen.

Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of 11th Street on reports of the car containing possible powder explosives. Officers found five pounds of tannerite-type powder, assault weapons, long rifles, clips loaded and taped together and a camouflage outfit along with a security badge.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing, adding that the arrest has no connection to the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that took place Saturday night.