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Oregon man charged with possessing a machine gun

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Posted at 11:17 AM, May 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-07 13:17:15-04

 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Federal agents arrested an Oregon man after finding a machine gun hidden under the bed of his trailer.

The FBI says they took 54-year-old Michael Ray Emry into custody on Friday at his home in John Day, Oregon. FBI and ATF agents searched Emry's home and found the weapon. It serial number had been rubbed off.

The ATF says the M2 machine gun was capable of firing 550 to 650 rounds per minute.

The FBI says Emry admitted that he took the gun from a shop where he works in Idaho. Emry says the owner of the shop didn't know that he had taken the weapon.

The FBI says Emry was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.