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Nyack man charged with possessing illegal assault weapons

NEW CITY – A Nyack man is in the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail following his arrest on several weapons-related charges.

Rockland County Sheriff Louis falco said Paul Elmowsky, Jr., 66, was charged with eight counts of criminal possession of a weapon, 22 counts of possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Authorities said there is no known connection to terrorism at this time.

Elmowsky had traveled to Las Vegas in early December where he stayed for several weeks at different hotels. Vega Metro Police became aware that he left behind three handguns that were legally registered to him in New York. He was questioned and released by local police and on December 26, he was escorted to the airport where he took a return flight to the New York area.

Due to the Vegas gun incident, his pistol permit was suspended in Rockland County and he was ordered to surrender all of his remaining weapons on his permit.

Police went to his residence on December 31, 2018 to enforce the suspension order and take custody of the weapon. During the investigation it was revealed that Elmowsky also possessed several illegal assault weapons, several handguns that were not legally registered to him, several high capacity magazines, a quantity of ammunition and marijuana.


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