Police: scores of guns, 10,000 ammo rounds and body armor found in house near elementary school

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Roanoke Police say a house search near Fallon Park Elementary School led them to about 70 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition. It’s the house on Fallon Avenue that led to a shelter-in-place at Fallon Park Monday when officers went to arrest Dale Thomas following possible threats to family members. Police were concerned he might have access to guns, leading to the extra school precaution, and it turns out he did indeed have access to plenty of firearms and ammunition. Police spokesperson Scott Leamon confirms  the ammo alone weighed hundreds of pounds. Police say they also found body armor in the house.

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