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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 29, 2019

Seattle Felon Arrested with Cache of Firearms Including Assault Weapons and ‘Bump Stocks’

Defendant Knew he was Prohibited from Possessing Firearms following 10-Year Sentence for Illegally Possessing Explosives

          A 66-year-old Seattle resident was arrested this morning for illegally possessing approximately 20 firearms following the serving of a search warrant at a home he owns, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  PARK QUAN was arrested after FBI agents investigating a data theft served a search warrant on his home and discovered the cache of weapons.  QUAN has two federal convictions for firearms violations and is prohibited from possessing firearms.  QUAN made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle today.  He remains detained pending a hearing on August 1, 2019.

            According to the criminal complaint, agents investigating the data theft were sweeping the residence for safety when they observed numerous firearms in a bedroom used by QUAN.  Agents observed approximately twenty firearms in the bedroom, including what appeared to be an AR15-style assault rifle, an AK47-style assault rifle, and handguns; firearm accessories, including bump stocks, scopes, and grips; ammunition; and gun powder.  Agents also encountered what appear to be fake grenades in the bedroom.

            QUAN has a 1983 conviction in Washington for being a felon in possession of explosives and a 1991 conviction in Texas for possessing an unregistered machine gun.  QUAN is prohibited from possessing firearms.

            Being a felon in possession of a firearm is punishable by up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

            The charges contained in the complaint are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

            The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Steven Masada and Andrew Friedman.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Contact: 
Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov.
Updated July 29, 2019