Police seize guns, drugs, cash, body armor in west Louisville after suspect allegedly threatened officers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is in serious trouble after he allegedly threatened to murder several police officers conducting surveillance in the city's west end.
According to an arrest report, it happened around 10 o'clock Sunday night near 20th and Bank Street. That's when police say 45-year-old Mario Anderson approached a police vehicle and began screaming at officers, stating: "You need to get out of here! I'm going to kill you!"
Police say Anderson ran toward the back of 2007 Bank Street and returned carrying a loaded AR-15, "aggressively walking toward officers with clear marked police tactical vests pointing the assault rifle directly at officers."
Anderson was ordered to drop the weapon and was taken into custody without further incident.
Police say Anderson told officers he saw them from a second story window inside a residence at 2007 Bank Street. Officers followed the path Anderson took to the residence and found a piece of brown paper "containing a large amount of crystal meth." Officers got a warrant to search the residence and found two handguns, a large amount of marijuana packaged for sale, cash, body armor, surveillance equipment and a digital scale.
Anderson was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer, three counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anderson is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $100,000 full cash bond.
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