Suffolk County police said they seized assault rifles, ammunition and body armor from the home of a Brookhaven man who allegedly threatened a marina security guard with a gun on Sunday afternoon.
Thomas Lippens and his parents drove up to a security booth at Squassux Landing Marina on Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven, but were denied access because they lacked the proper key to enter at about 1 p.m.
The 24-year-old became irate and threatened the guard, “indicating that he would come back with a gun,” police said in a statement.
Lippens left on foot, returned on a dirt bike about 15 minutes later and brandished what appeared to be a handgun, police said. He threatened to kill the guard before fleeing the scene, police said.
Officers apprehended Lippens and his parents’ house on Bond after a brief struggle, police said.
In addition to the ammo, police said they confiscated a bullet proof vest, several weapons, including loaded assault rifles, Kung Fu stars and knives. More than 20 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia were also seized, police said.
Lippens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.