Vernon man arrested for being in possession of illegal weapon - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Vernon man arrested for being in possession of illegal assault weapon

The following photo of Eric Burgin was provided by the Vernon Police Department. The following photo of Eric Burgin was provided by the Vernon Police Department.
VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

The Vernon Police Department responded to a domestic violence call and also found a banned assault weapon.

Officers said they arrested 24-year-old Eric Burgin on Sunday when they found an illegal but unloaded AK-47 assault rifle in the apartment he shared with his girlfriend.

Police told Eyewitness News Burgin's gun is banned because it has a folding stock and a silencer.

Burgin was also arrested for allegedly striking his girlfriend. She did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

A protective order said Burgin must turn over any weapons to police.

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