Police have arrested a Chinese Virginia Tech freshman for purchasing an assault rifle with a 30-round magazine and attempting to buy 5,000 rounds of ammunition.
According to the arrest warrant issued on Monday, 19-year-old Yunsong Zhao was charged with “possessing or transporting an assault firearm while not being a U.S. citizen or while not being lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S.” He was expelled from Virginia Tech after his arrest, reports WSLS.
The documents also says he has a family back in China and was enrolled as a Virginia Tech student for the past six months, NBC Newsreported.
Meanwhile, a search warrant obtained by The Roanoke Times indicated that Zhao kept a Bushmaster XM-15 rifle in the student gun lockers at Virginia Tech’s Public Safety Building. The police were notified on Jan. 22 that Zhao had bought a 30-round magazine.
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