…Just in case.
Federal authorities are investigating a Wayne State University medical student who was arrested in a Dearborn park with a loaded AK-47.
This happened the night of September 8th.
As a Michigander, I get a lot of “Michigan Militia” jokes. But I didn’t know that we had to wonder if Iran was backing the Michigan Militias. The guy’s website, though I haven’t looked into it deep, doesn’t appear to be exactly an ode to medical science.
DEARBORN – Houssein Zorkot, a 26-year-old Dearborn resident, was arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court on multiple felony charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent — a five-year felony.
Zorkot, a third-year medical student at Wayne State University, was allegedly armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and dressed in black clothing with camouflage paint covering his face when he was arrested Saturday in Hemlock Park.
According to police, Zorkot was observed attempting to leave the park in a black SUV after officers had received reports of a man carrying a rifle in the area. He was placed under arrest and is scheduled to undergo a preliminary examination at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 in 19th District Court.
Zorkot has also been charged with one count of possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and one count of felony firearm. He remains in custody on a $1 million bond (cash, no 10 percent).
More in the Detroit News, including
The man also had visited Lebanon within the past month, police said.
It says that Zorkot had purchased his “AK-47” “the night before in a nearby suburban community”, but it doesn’t indicate whether it was a lawful purchase or not, or whether it was an actual AK or a clone. My guess would be that it’s a semi-automatic clone such as a WASR-10.
The Dearborn area seems to be the news too often for this sort of thing. Here’s the location of Hemlock Park.
And more at Powerline. Apparently he’s sure he’s not a terrorist because he strongly supports Hezbollah and “Hizbollah is not a terrorist organization”.
Comforting. Maybe I ought to load a couple of extra magazines. Just in case.