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Man arrested at Virginia kindergarten had an AK-47 in his car, police say

A man charged with trespassing at a Virginia kindergarten had an AK-47 rifle in his car and told officers he was heading for the CIA, police said Wednesday.

Eric Sandow, 32, of Florida, was arrested on Tuesday for felony possession of a firearm on school property following the incident at Dolley Madison Preschool in McLean, according to a statement from the Fairfax County Police Department.

Officers found an unarmed Sandow, who told them “he was headed for the CIA,” police said. CIA Headquarters is located about a mile away in Langley, an unincorporated community in Fairfax County.

A search warrant was executed on Sandow’s vehicle and two firearms were recovered.

The police shared a photo of the weapons on the department Twitter. The photo showed an AK-47, a handgun, an ammo cache and several magazines. Police did not say why the suspect had the guns in his car.

Sandow is still being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. It is not clear if he has a lawyer.

The school did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

The incident in McLean follows the arrest of a man on multiple charges after authorities said he crashed into barriers near the White House on Monday.

Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, made incriminating statements telling investigators he was seeking to harm the president, officials said Tuesday.


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