Darby Borough Police arrest 2 men allegedly in possession of ghost guns and supplies
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Darby Borough Police arrest 2 men allegedly in possession of ghost guns and supplies

DARBY BOROUGH, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Darby police say a report of an altercation involving at least two men with guns on Main Street by the post office has led to significantly more arrests.

We received the report on Friday around 2 p.m. Police responded and a short time later, one of the men matching the description in the 911 call was seen entering a home in the 100 block of Summit Street.

Officers surrounded the house. Penn Wood High School has been closed because the house is across the street from the school.

Students were about to be released from classes and instead had to wait an hour until the lockdown ended.

Ultimately, 21-year-old Shane Lannon and 20-year-old Miguel Anaglate left the home and were arrested. A witness who saw the men near the post office identified Lannon as one of the people who displayed the firearm.

Darby Borough police said in a news release:

“After securing the house and applying for a search warrant, the Darby police recovered clothing which, according to the description of one of the perpetrators, was worn by: 2 loaded and functional polymer weapons, also known as ghost guns, “switches” (thanks to which the weapon can fire fully automatically), a duffel bag containing a polymer guide, molds for polymer frames, a 3D printer (commonly used to produce polymer ghost guns and these “switches”), and tools used to assemble these weapons and other related parts into the 3D printer.

Police Chief Joseph Gabe explained the role of “switches.”

“The problem with switches on ghost guns is that they take a semi-automatic gun and make it fully automatic.”

Lannon and Anaglate were charged.

“I would like to commend the Darby Police officers who handled this case, the neighboring police departments who assisted us, and the District Attorney’s Office. Taking these weapons off our streets, the people who possess them, and the equipment used to produce these weapons is a serious problem. a huge benefit to our community and neighboring communities. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our residents,” Gabe said.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you are encouraged to contact Darby Borough Police at 610-586-1100 or [email protected].

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