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Former Cornell student sentenced to 2 years in prison

A former Cornell University student learns his fate in Court on Tuesday. Investigators in Ithaca were stunned by the stash of weapons and other supplies they found in his home.

21-year-old Maximilien Reynolds, of Rumson, New Jersey, will spend 2 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of making false statements when buying several firearms.

Police first got a tip about suspicious activity at his apartment back in March. What they found inside left them in shock. Inside the home, police say they found an unassembled AR-15 rifle, a gas mask and a homemade silencer along with ammunition, materials to make explosive devices, medical trauma supplies and a bulletproof vest, food rations and fireworks.

Reynolds’ girlfriend had previously told police she was concerned about him, saying he seemed to be manic and was not taking his medications. He was a part-time student at Tompkins-Cortland Community College at the time of his arrest. Reynolds was previously enrolled as a full-time student at Cornell University, but was on an academic leave of absence.

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