Guns seized from father, son who threatened Jewish institution in Argentina
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Guns seized from father, son who threatened Jewish institution in Argentina

Police also confiscate Nazi memorabilia from home in Buenos Aires area following complaint from Jewish umbrella group

Illustrative: A member of the federal police holds an hourglass with Nazi markings at the Interpol headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 16, 2017. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)
Illustrative: A member of the federal police holds an hourglass with Nazi markings at the Interpol headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 16, 2017. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s federal police found guns and Nazi propaganda in the home of a father and son who allegedly threatened the Delegation of Argentine Jewish Associations (DAIA) umbrella group on social media.

The Jewish umbrella then filed a police complaint with the Justice Department, and the police opened an investigation. They followed an internet protocol address to the home of the father and son in Merlo, a town west of the Greater Buenos Aires area.

In the home, police found guns, ammunition, Nazi-themed books, Nazi propaganda and Nazi memorabilia including uniforms, as well as Italian fascist flags and Nazi brochures. The father and son were arrested Wednesday.

On Thursday, the federal police released photos of some of the items seized at the house.

Argentina has had an anti-discrimination law on the books since 1988 that covers threats and such objects.

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