Hingham man, 20, arrested on dozens of firearms charges after police raid


A 20-year-old Hingham man, who allegedly referenced killing police and legislation enforcement on the web, was arrested on over two dozen firearms costs early Wednesday morning after authorities raided his West Street dwelling.

Detectives launched an investigation into Julian J. Gilmartin after they have been tipped off that he was “seen online loading and unloading a semi-automatic pistol and an AR-15 style rifle, which he purchased illegally,” Hingham police mentioned in a statement.

The tipster additionally mentioned Gilmartin made a number of references to killing police and federal legislation enforcement brokers and owned a ballistic plate provider — a physique armor vest sometimes worn by police and navy members, in accordance with officers.

Detectives acquired a nighttime search warrant for Gilmartin’s dwelling, which they carried out at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday with help from Cohasset, Hanover, Hull, and Norwell police, and a regional SWAT staff, the assertion says.

“The SWAT team called for each member of the house to come outside,” police mentioned. “All the residents walked outside to the SWAT team without incident.”

Inside Gilmartin’s bed room, authorities discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun; a loaded AR-15-style rifle; a number of loaded and unloaded 20-round rifle and 21-round handgun magazines; a revolver; moveable radios; a ballistic vest provider with two plates; a ballistic helmet; gun and rifle elements; zip tie handcuffs; a double-edged knife; a tourniquet; and packages of QuikClot, which is usually used to deal with gunshot wounds, in accordance with police.

Gilmartin is dealing with 26 costs: “Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm (2 counts); Possession of Dangerous Weapon; Leaving a Firearm Unattended (3 counts); Improper Storage of a Large Capacity Firearm; Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card; and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (18 counts),” police mentioned.

“He was not charged with making specific threats against law enforcement officers,” authorities added. “It appears that some of the items found had been shipped to his home in pieces from out of state.”

Other residents of the house weren’t charged, in accordance with officers.

Gilmartin was arraigned via a phone convention Wednesday and was ordered held with out bail pending a dangerousness listening to scheduled for Monday.

Authorities mentioned the case stays underneath investigation. Anyone with further data can contact detectives at 781-741-1443 or can go away an nameless tip on the Hingham Police Department web site, officers mentioned.