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Via NBC:

Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York.

The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache.

The guns seized included long-range weapons as well as handguns. A camouflage helmet with what appeared to be night goggles was also recovered.

The Joint Terrorism Task Force is assisting in the investigation, a source familiar with the investigation tells NBC 4 New York.

Update:

Via NBC:

Two senior law enforcement officials say the three suspects are so-called “gun enthusiasts” and have no nexus to terror. There is no known threat.

Drugs were in the vehicle along with the guns, according to one law enforcement official. One of the suspects allegedly told authorities the trio was en route to Queens to try to save a friend who is on heroin and being held against her will. Police are looking for the possible woman in Queens.

Update:

Here’s the reason they were stopped. Don’t think it was the ‘cracked windshield’. This was their SUV, advertising for Higher Ground Tactical indoor shooting range, with 2nd Amendment messages. They are charged with having an ‘assault firearm’ for having an AR-15. AR-15 is of course, not an assault rifle.

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Via NY Post:

A trio of gun nuts from Pennsylvania were busted Tuesday morning as they tried to enter the Holland Tunnel armed to the teeth in a souped-up truck — and claimed they were on a mission to rescue a kidnapped friend, law enforcement sources said.

Around 9 a.m., cops at the New Jersey entrance of the tunnel stopped a green Dodge pickup truck — covered with messages like “God Guns Guts Made America Free” and “2nd Amendment” — because it had a cracked windshield, according to Port Authority sources.

Police spotted a loaded pistol magazine inside the car — which also advertises for a Pennsylvania gun shop called Higher Ground Tactical — then searched it, finding seven loaded weapons, about 2,000 rounds of ammo and ballistic vests, sources said.

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Update:

Pic of the three, John Cramsey (the gun store owner), Dean Smith and Kimberly Arendt on their way to NYC.
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Posting on Facebook about mission to rescue girl.
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