DA: Man had shotgun, handcuffs, knives during Philly car stop

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The suspect faces charges of carrying unlicensed weapons in public without a permit. Credit: Metro

A Virginia man was arrested Friday after police conducting a traffic stop allegedly found some contraband in his vehicle.

Mark Danison, 55, of Stafford, was pulled over in the 24th District, which covers Port Richmond and parts of Kensington and Juniata.

A search of Danison’s car allegedly turned up a sawed-off shotgun, handcuffs and a collection of daggers.

Danison was arraigned shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning and charged with carrying unlicensed firearms and carrying firearms in public without a permit.

Danison was as of Monday morning jailed at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

He is next due in court for a preliminary hearing on May 29.


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