Huge Weapons Cache Seized From Motel

Authorities seized a cache of weapons and maps of a military facility from the New Jersey motel room of Lloyd Woodson, 43, on Monday. The cache was discovered after police were called to a convenience store early Monday morning for a “suspicious person.” When confronted, Woodson acted “extremely nervous,” and cops noticed a strange bulge under his military-style jacket. Woodson fled, police tackled him in the bushes, and then discovered the bulge was a .223-caliber assault rifle that had been altered to fire .50-caliber ammunition. He was also wearing a ballistic vest with a reinforced steel plate and carrying four loaded magazines with hollow-point ammo. When police searched his Branchburg motel room, they found a huge cache of weapons: “a .308-caliber semi-automatic assault rifle with a defaced serial number, a grenade launcher, hundreds of .50-caliber and .308-caliber rounds, a police scanner, and the maps of a U.S. military installation and an out-of-state civilian community,” authorities said. Woodson was arrested and charged with multiple offenses.