DARTMOUTH (CBS) – A student at UMass Law School faces weapons charges after Dartmouth Police recovered two illegal guns along with several hundred rounds of ammunition from his home.

John Ethan Cassidy was wanted because illegally possessed this gun and several hundred rounds of ammo.

Officers arrested John Ethan Cassidy Wednesday on the campus of UMass Dartmouth.

Investigators say Cassidy’s roommate tipped them off about an AK-47 and 9 millimeter pistol in their apartment.

Cassidy was arraigned Thursday in New Bedford District Court.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports.

The 26-year-old is also accused of assaulting his roommate. Police say he will be charged at a later date with assault & battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a household member.

Cassidy, who is from Spring, Texas, had been wanted in his home state for possibly possessing bomb-making materials.

Comments (4)
  1. Zach says:

    An assault rifle is a selective fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.[1][2][3][4] Assault rifles are the standard infantry weapons in most modern armies.
    Your news report was incorect the weapon showed was a Draco pistol chambered in7.62×39 “Not a slect fire assault rifle” automatic rifles and machine guns are legal in MA with the correct licenseing. Report the correct information . Or don’t bother reporting more biast opinions about what u feel sounds good on tv.

    1. Sloppy_Joe says:

      Hey Zach have you ever kissed a girl? ,,,,,psycho

    2. john says:

      Hey Zach don’t have a cow man!

  2. blackbear1 says:

    Zach, obviously you are one who is very knowledgeable with regards to firearms, licensing, differnt states, etc. I find that the media reporting any stories or incidents really fall short when it comes to firearms. They need some training on this subject. Thanks for the good post.

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