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Police rifle returned amid questions about how it got lost

Police rifle returned amid questions about how it got lost

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CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A state police rifle was returned several weeks after authorities said it went missing, though they did not provide information about how it got lost or name the person who found it.

The state police reported that the Rock River AR-15 was missing on March 16 and said its last known location was along Route 9 near Riverside Drive in Chester, located about 85 miles (137 kilometers) north of Albany.

A resident returned the rifle to the state police station in Chester on Tuesday, the Post-Star reported.

The resident found the rifle the day it went missing but was not aware until recently that it was the property of the state police, state police spokesperson Kerra Burns told the newspaper.

Police had said that the rifle was not stolen and that there is an internal investigation into how it went missing.


This article has been corrected to show that the relevant Chester, New York, is located north of Albany, not outside of New York City.

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