Man arrested for unlawful possession of firearms

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LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Police arrest a man who claims to be a member of the Texas militia for carrying a large number of weapons illegally.

20-year-old Thomas Rivera was arrested last night, near the 300 block of Cortez Street.

Police say they saw Rivera and two other men, acting suspiciously behind a business.

When police approached Rivera's truck, they noticed he had several weapons on him.

Police say in his possession, he had a riffle, a 45 caliber handgun, semi automatic pistol knives, a baton and mace.

Rivera was charged with two counts of unlawful carrying of a weapon and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon.

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