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Police seize AK-47, other illegal weapons from Harvey home

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Harvey police recovered these weapons from a home in the south suburb Thursday after receiving a tip from authorities in Ohio. (Harvey police) Harvey police recovered these weapons from a home in the south suburb Thursday after receiving a tip from authorities in Ohio. (Harvey police)
HARVEY, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Harvey police seized an automatic machine gun and several other illegal weapons hidden in a south suburban home following a tip from authorities in Ohio.

Harvey police searched the home near Cooper Avenue and 155th Place about 11 a.m., after the homeowner signed a consent form allowing them to search the home, spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado said in a release.

Police found a Romanian AK-47, a Saiga .410 and a Hi-point 9 mm, Alvarado said. They also found a Masterpiece Arms .45 -- a type of automatic machine gun -- as well as Taurus .44 and Ruger .44 handguns.

Authorities also found more than 500 rounds of ammunition, the release said.

Harvey investigators believe the 54-year-old woman who lived at the home does not own the weapons, and did not know they were in the house, the release said.

They investigated after receiving a tip from police in Marion, Ohio, that illegal weapons were being hidden in the home, Alvarado said.

No one has been charged as of Thursday night, but police in both Harvey and Marion, Ohio, continue to investigate.

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