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Man arrested for threats, assault rifle possession

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- A Stevens Point man is under arrest for illegally possessing an assault rifle following a police investigation of threats to law enforcement officers.

Authorities say the 29-year-old man was pulled over Saturday evening after it was determined he had made specific threats of shooting law enforcement officers. Officials say an assault rifle, ammunition and a bulletproof vest were found in the man's car.

Stevens Point Journal Media says he was taken into custody and is in the Portage County Jail on a probation hold. Police are recommending charges of illegally possessing a firearm as a felon.

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