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Adam Lanza Had Guns, Knives & Swords Before Newtown Shootings

Connecticut State police patrol outside Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14.
Connecticut State police patrol outside Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – It took Adam Lanza less than five minutes to shoot hundreds of rounds, killing 26 students and teachers before shooting himself on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School , documents released Thursday by the state said.

Connecticut State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky released warrants obtained by investigators from Dec. 14 to 16.

In the warrants released it was revealed that Lanza had a gun safe with at least four guns. Within the garage at the Lanza’s residence, the warrants said there was a small arsenal of guns, knives and swords.

Investigators found 10 knives, two guns, a sniper scope, three samurai swords and a two-sided pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the other, according to the warrants.

Police also removed some of Lanza’s personal writings, a military-style uniform, and books and papers from his room and the main living areas. Much of the writings and papers were turned over to the FBI for analysis.

It was also found that the shooting happened in two Sandy Hook classrooms, not three as initially reported, according to the released documents. Police found that Lanza had five guns, with three on him that he used during that morning, a .22-caliber rifle, a Bushmaster .223-caliber model XM15 rifle, a Glock 10mm, a 9mm Sig Sauer P226 handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun in his car.

As previously reported, all the guns appeared to have belonged to Lanza’s mother, Nancy, 52, whom he had shot before going to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the documents said.

“This is an active, ongoing investigation. No conclusions have been reached and no final determinations have been made. The estimation of completion in the summer remains. After the investigation is complete, I will prepare a report regarding the matter which will include an evaluation of the crimes committed and whether or not there will be any prosecutions as a result. Myself and the investigators ask that the investigative process be respected,” Sedensky said in a statement .

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