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Dec 21, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Federal agents raided an eastern Connecticut gun shop on Thursday, the same gun shop that sold one of the weapons used by the Newtown elementary school shooter.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, assisted by police, moved in on Riverview Sales at 4 Prospect Hill Road in East Windsor at around 5:15 p.m., reported Len Besthoff of CBS 2 sister station WFSB in Hartford.

All indications are Thursday’s raid was not directly related to the Newtown massacre investigation, but, as Besthoff reported, it was related to several other crimes committed at the store, including the recent theft of an AR-15 and the attempted theft of a .50-caliber long gun, both by a man with mental illness, Besthoff reported.

Police and ATF agents converged on the store and the plaza was later cordoned off by local cops, while the feds reportedly went through the store’s inventory.

Another Day Of Anguish In Newtown

The motorcade of Attorney General Eric Holder left the Sandy Hook Fire Department on Thursday after he held a private meeting with first responders.

In Washington, President Barack Obama’s task force on gun violence chaired by Vice President Joe Biden met for the first time.

“The president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise. We will act in a way that even as he says, ‘even if we save one life,’ we have taken action,” the vice president said.