Man caught at Metro station carrying high-powered weapons, ammo

- A 28-year-old man who was caught urinating at a Metro Gold Line station in Pasadena on Wednesday was found to be carrying a loaded high-powered weapon and an array of ammunition, sheriff's officials said.

When Christopher Goodine was contacted by sheriff's Transit Policing Division deputies for urinating in public at the Sierra Madre station, they discovered he was carrying a "loaded, high-powered firearm,'' according to a
sheriff's statement.

In addition to a loaded AR-15-type rifle, Goodine had a handgun -- the use of which is restricted to law enforcement personnel, a machete, rope, a notebook with odd writing in it, a suppressor and two loaded high-capacity magazines and additional rounds of ammunition inside a duffel bag, according to the sheriff's department.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell, while noting there appeared to be no nexus to terrorism, expressed relief that the man was found and the weaponry recovered, regardless of his intentions.

"We have somebody who was walking around with this type of weaponry, this much ammunition -- the outcome would not have been good no matter what he was going to do,'' McDonnell said at an afternoon news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles.

Goodine was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail pending a Friday court appearance in Pasadena, according to sheriff's inmate records.

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