James Madison Tactical rifle

Hartford police said they found a James Madison Tactical .223 caliber rifle in a wooded area off of Ledyard Street on Saturday.

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A tip led officers in Hartford to a tactical rifle that was hidden in a wooded area.

Police said they received the tip on Saturday around 8 p.m. that the rifle was in the area of Ledyard Street.

Officers canvassed the location.

They eventually located a James Madison .223 caliber rifle with a 30 round magazine and 10 lives rounds, they said.

Police said the rifle was also outfitted with a scope and stabilizing bipod.

The weapon was turned into the police department's property room to be further analyzed.

Investigators are looking into how the weapon ended up in the woods.

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(2) comments


Ch 3, you make it sound like this is big news. Unfortunately, you really don't care or you would have read this before posting. What are 10 lives round?


lol, and they want to sound scary with "tactical rifle"...it's an ar-15, one of the most common rifles in america. tactical......ohhhh scaaaaaary.

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