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Police: Weapon of mass destruction found inside man's home

Frank Mitchell. Photo Source: Cabarrus County Jail. Frank Mitchell. Photo Source: Cabarrus County Jail.

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Police have charged a man for possession of a weapon of mass destruction and illegally possessing firearms at his home in Concord, and investigators are still searching his property to see what else may be there.

Frank Andrew Mitchell, 43, was arrested Tuesday night at his home at 127 Swink Street Southwest.

According to the Concord Police Department, investigators received information earlier in the day that Mitchell had in his possession illegal firearms and other dangerous materials stored at his home. 

Officials with the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department, Concord Fire Department of Fire and Life Safety, and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms searched the property Tuesday afternoon.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, police said, "Some potentially illegal, dangerous material was found during that search."

Police also said that Mitchell was arrested for possession of a weapon of mass destruction 20 years ago.

Investigators returned to the home Wednesday morning to continue searching the property and they were still there as of 1:30 p.m., according City of Concord spokesman Peter Franzese.

No one living near the home has been evacuated at this time, Franzese said.

Mitchell has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.  He is being held at the Cabarrus County Jail under $110,000 bond. 

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