A New York man who was accused of leaving angry and threatening voicemails for House Republicans Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was in possession of 200 rounds of ammunition, police said.
The ammo was discovered at the home of Carlos Bayon, the 63-year-old suspect.
And along with the ammo, police discovered receipts for an assault rifle and a handgun.
From Fox News:
Carlos Bayon, 63, was charged last week with leaving the messages for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Republican Conference Chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
The messages appeared to reference President Trump’s immigration policy and included the warnings: “You are taking ours, we are taking yours.”
According to the affidavit, filed Friday in federal court in Buffalo, investigators found 150 rounds of rifle ammunition and 50 rounds of shotgun shells. They also spotted a 2004 receipt for an SKS assault rifle and a 1987 receipt for a .38-caliber revolver but did not find any firearms, the document showed.
Authorities also said they found books in Bayon’s home that included the titles “How to create a foolproof new identity,” “Middle Eastern Terrorist Bomb Designs,” and Silent But Deadly: homemade silencers.”
The contents of the affidavit were first reported by NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune.
Scalise, 52, is the No. 3 House Republican leader and is considered a potential successor to retiring Speaker Paul Ryan. McMorris Rodgers is the House GOP’s No. 4 leader.
Scalise was among five people wounded last year after a gunman attacked a Republican baseball practice. He was grievously injured and was hospitalized for more than a month. He now relies largely on crutches and an electric scooter to move around the Capitol. Capitol Police and other officers killed the gunman in that attack.
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