Easton EMT arrested after illegal weapons found
An Easton EMT and Sacred Heart University student has been arrested in Massachusetts on charges of possessing a cache of weapons and a fake police ID.
Christopher Barlow, 20, Duxbury, was arrested Monday after a search of his home uncovered illegal weapons and ammunition.
He was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, impersonating a police officer and possession or control of an incendiary device or material.
“It’s very troubling that a young man, an unlicensed individual, had that type of weaponry and that type of ammunition available to him,” said Dep. Police Chief Stephan McDonald, told CBS Boston.
The station reported, it was Christopher Barlow’s parents who brought police a gun that their son had made.
When Barlow went down to the station to try and retrieve it, he used a fake Homeland Security ID.
He “proceeded to show them a Homeland Security ID, indicating that he worked for Homeland Security, though he refused to provide any information in regards to who his supervisor was and also would not allow them to copy the ID,” Prosecutor Elizabeth Mello told CBS Boston.
According to Barlow’s Linkedin profile, he is a an SHU student pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree in biology, pre-medicine,pre-medical studies. He also listed being an Easton EMT and member of the Easton Volunteer Fire Co. He also works part time as an EMT in Brewster, Mass.
According to Duxbury Deputy Chief Stephen McDonald, on Monday “after a lengthy investigation, Duxbury Police Detectives acquired an arrest warrant for Christopher Barlow, 20, of Back River Way, Duxbury. The investigation was conducted with assistance from members of the Easton Connecticut Police Department, Connecticut State Police, U.S. Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) and the Massachusetts State Police. Barlow was taken into custody without incident in Plymouth, Mass. by Duxbury Police Detectives.
“Based on information gathered from other agencies and from previous interviews it was determined that Barlow possessed fraudulent identification that made it appear that he was a law enforcement officer. It was also determined that he had purchased the parts to make several firearms. The identification and firearms were recovered during the search of his residence.”
Barlow was held on $250,000 bail was be arraigned in Plymouth district court.