CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — A Clarksville man was cited by police Thursday night after an officer found him in his car behind a library with guns, knives, chemical protection suits, nerve agent antidote kits, brass knuckles and an assortment of other weapons.
According to a Clarksville Police Department press release, Officer Brian Coghill spotted a man sitting in a parked car behind the Montgomery County Library on Pageant Lane and stopped to check on him at 9:23 p.m. Thursday.
The man, Daniel Joseph Slusher, 26, of Clarksville was dressed all in black and wearing a tactical vest, the press release said. He told the officer he was trying to get a job with a bonding company and was waiting for someone to meet him.
The officer asked to see Slusher's driver's license and Slusher gave him the license and an expired permit to carry weapons, the release said.
The officer asked Slusher to get out of his vehicle and found six knives, handcuffs, two collapsible batons and a .45 caliber handgun. The gun was in a drop leg holster and had one round in the chamber and a full magazine, the press release said. Slusher had a revolver holster strapped to his vest in front of his chest and a revolver was found under the driver's seat, loaded with five rounds, the release said.
There were other items found on Slusher's body and in his car, which included four chemical protective suits, five nerve agent Mark 1 antidote kits, brass knuckles and ammunition for five or six different weapon types, the release said.
Slusher was cited for unlawful carrying of weapons and prohibited weapons, the release said. He was not arrested.