(NOORDWIJKERHOUT, Netherlands) - Police were questioning a man Thursday after finding a Centurion tank and an arsenal of weapons at a boathouse in a small Dutch coastal town.
A raid on the man's home uncovered more guns and ``large amounts of ammunition,'' according to a police statement. He was detained and was being charged with violating gun laws.
The man, who is 44 but was not further identified, is believed to have purchased the weapons tank for a private collection, not to stage an attack, said police spokeswoman Esther Straathof.
She said the confiscated arms included large-caliber automatic weapons and machine guns.
Investigators were trying to find out how the suspect transported the massive Centurion - a tank used in Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East - into the quiet seaside resort.