San Jose police seize more than 60 firearms from homicide suspect's home

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San Jose police say they discovered a large cache of firearms at the home of a homicide suspect during a search on Wednesday.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose police say they discovered a large cache of firearms at the home of a homicide suspect during a search on Wednesday.

On Saturday, officers responded to a reported firearm brandishing incident in the area of Blossom Hill Road and Snell Avenue. The suspect reportedly displayed a firearm in a threatening manner at a victim during a road rage incident, then fled the scene. The suspect was not identified.

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During the investigation, detectives identified Vu Thai as the person responsible for the incident, obtained an arrest warrant and conducted a search of his home in the 400 block of War Admiral Avenue.

During their search, detectives discovered more than 65 firearms -- around 25 of them were illegal assault weapons, at least two were privately made firearms, and two were determined to be stolen.

They also also collected multiple high-capacity magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Thai was already in custody from a previous arrest as a suspect in a homicide.

In addition to the homicide charges, he's also now facing several more illegal firearm charges. He remains in custody at the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

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