Yale student found with firearms

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Authorities seized rifles, pistols and various chemicals this week from the off-campus home of a Yale University student.

David Light, 21, was arrested Monday and has been suspended by the university until a disciplinary committee can review the case when classes resume after Yale’s summer recess, university officials said in a statement.

Light was charged with two counts of illegal possession of assault rifles, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace, police said.

Police identified the seized weapons as a .50-caliber rifle, an AR-15 assault weapon, a Russian M-91 infantry rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and various pistols, the New Haven Register reported on its Web site Tuesday. Ammunition and “various chemicals” also were seized, police said.

Light was arrested after someone reported that he had fired a handgun Monday inside the off-campus home, where several Beta Theta Pi fraternity members live, according to the university.

Light, a junior, was transferred into the custody of the New Haven Police Department, the university statement said. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 2.

A telephone message seeking comment was left Tuesday at a number listed for Light in Yale University’s online phone directory.

AP-ES-07-17-07 1823EDT

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