Police Recover A Working Rocket Launcher After Sword Stabbing In Auburn

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police say they found a working rocket launcher in an Auburn man’s home.

The Vietnam War-era weapon found Sunday could fire but did not contain any ammunition. The owner said his father brought it home from the war.

The rocket launcher was discovered after an 18-year-old man told police he’d been stabbed in the hand with a sword by Michael K. Mara, 38, during an argument.

When police investigated they found that Mara, who is dating the victim’s mother, had a sword, two double-edged knives and a rocket launcher in his home.

Police are attempting to determine if the military weapon is illegal.

The 18-year-old’s wound was treated at the scene. Mara was freed on bail Monday after being arraigned on charges related to the stabbing.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette

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  • J.C.A.

    And some think a stun gun found on a plane is bad news? How about someone getting hold of this weapon and heading out to Southie….

  • Fred garvin

    Another media sinsation!!!! A LAW rocket is a one shot disposable weapon. After the round is fired, the tube is discarded, it’s useless!!
    Tubes are available at army navy stores across the country, they cannot be made to be reused!
    In fact, one is used in a dirty Harry movie, where they describe in detail that it’s a one shot disposable weapon!

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