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Florida man arrested at Peace Bridge with assault rifle, backpack full of ammo

Buffalo police arrested a Florida man who attempted to enter Canada at the Peace Bridge on Saturday with two loaded guns and a backpack full of ammunition.

Canadian officials seized a rifle and a .357-caliber Glock from the truck of Carjohntae C. Mitchell, 22, of Jacksonville, according to a Buffalo police report. Mitchell "made a wrong turn" onto the bridge, the report said.

Mitchell, whose truck had a Tennessee registration, also had 141 rounds of ammunition, according to police. Police recovered 50 .357-caliber rounds in 50- and 22-round magazines; 90 5.56 mm rounds in 100- and 30-round magazines; and one 7.62 mm round.

Canadian customs officials sent Mitchell back to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, who turned him over to Buffalo police.

Mitchell faces three felony charges: second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as well as unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices, according to the report.

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