Cops find arsenal of weapons in accused’s home



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A cache of weapons, including a grenade launcher, was found in the home of a man now charged with murder.

A Calgary man is facing murder charges in the stabbing death of a man outside a Mission area bar.

During the three-week homicide investigation, cops also uncovered an arsenal of illegal weapons in the home of the accused, leading to additional weapons-related charges.

Daniel Norquay, 30, died of multiple stab wounds following a disturbance outside of a bar in the 2100 block of 4 St. S.W. on Oct. 12.

Police responded to an initial disturbance with several men who were carrying weapons and involved in an altercation after inappropriate comments were made by the accused to a pair of young women outside the bar.

When more cops responded, they found a group providing assistance to another man, later identified as Norquay, who had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

When originally arrested during the altercation on the night of the stabbing, police said the accused had a number of weapons with him — but nothing compared with the cache cops uncovered at his home.

An anti-tank grenade launcher with grenades, an uzi, carbine rifles, knives, shotguns and handguns were among the weapons seized by police.

Lee Wesley Hollinger, 36, is charged with second-degree murder, two counts of assault and 42 weapons-related offences.