A man with an assault rifle stealing the identity of the National Guard arrested during a demonstration in the city center

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A man with a handgun and assault rifle posing as a National Guard member was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on suspicion of illegal possession of an assault weapon near a manifestation of the town hall.


© (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
California National Guard troops at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Police said he was confronted on Tuesday by real National Guard members on First and Main streets.

Greg Wong, 31, was arrested after guards confronted him after noting that the decals on his uniform were incorrect.

Wong was also seen getting out of an Uber car near First and Main streets.

Wong had a night goggle on his helmet, the correct handgun and a rifle, but the patches he was wearing suggested service far beyond his years, a source close to the arrest said.

It is unclear why he was wearing the outfit.

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