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Virginia Tech student arrested for illegally buying assault rifle

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA (WSLS) Police have arrested a Virginia Tech student they say illegally had an assault rifle.

Virginia Tech Police arrested 19-year-old Yunsong Zhao on Monday. He has been charged with possessing or transporting an assault firearm while not being a U.S. citizen.

The warrant also states that in addition to having an assault rifle, Zhao attempted to buy 5,000 rounds of ammo. Zhao had been researching bulletproof vests and bought a former police vehicle that still bears some police markings, which he outfitted with a special bumper.

Zhao, who has family in China, has no known criminal history.

As of Tuesday, Zhao is no longer a student at the university, though he was one at the time of his arrest.

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