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Man arrested on Va. kindergartner had an AK-47 in his car, police say


A man accused of breaking into a kindergarten in Virginia had an AK-47 rifle in his car and told officers he was on his way to the CIA, police said Wednesday.

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

Officers found Sandow, who told them “he was on his way to the CIA,” police said. The CIA headquarters is about a mile away in Langley, an unincorporated community in Fairfax County.

Although he was unarmed at the time, authorities detained him and executed a search warrant on Sandow’s vehicle, according to the affidavit. Two firearms were found, the police said.

The department shared a photo of the weapon on its Twitter page. The photo showed an AK-47, a handgun, ammunition and several magazines. Police have not said why the suspect had the firearms in his car.

Guns and ammunition confiscated by the Fairfax County Police Department during the arrest of Eric Sandow.Fairfax County Police Department via Twitter

The school said in a statement that Sandow had trespassed on Immanuel Presbyterian Church and Dolley Madison Preschool grounds, which share an address.

“He requested access to the building’s facilities to use the restroom, which was denied by school staff. At no time was he given physical access to the school building,” the school said.

The police were called and Sandow was arrested.

He remains in custody at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. It is not clear if Sandow has an attorney.

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 that indicated to investigators that he sought to harm the president, officials said Tuesday.

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