AUBURN, Mass. (AP) – Police say a 72-year-old Auburn man will face criminal charges after investigators found 85 guns and 800 pounds of ammunition in his home.

Investigators zeroed in on Anthony Simulynas after a Worcester resident who was arrested for illegal possession of military-style explosives and assault weapons said he stole a powerful machine gun from the Auburn man.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported Monday that charges will be filed against Simulynas after police discuss the case with prosecutors on Tuesday.

Police turned over the weapons removed from Simulynas’ home on Thursday to federal authorities.

Earlier this month, 54-year-old Paul Mateiko of Worcester was arrested after investigators recovered about 101 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and C4 explosives and other devices.


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