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Alex Johnson and Andrew Blankstein

LOS ANGELES– Federal and regional representatives took more than 1,000 weapons Wednesday at a home in one of the richest areas in the nation, authorities stated.

Los Angeles cops and agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Guns and Dynamites discovered the rifles and pistols while serving a search warrant at the residence in the Holmby Hills location of west Los Angeles.

Realty listings offered houses for sale at an average cost of more than $17 million this week in the community, which is part of Los Angeles’ Platinum Triangle.

No further details about the weapons were instantly available, however an authorities spokesman stated they were taken from a home near the popular intersection of Beverly and Sunset boulevards in a joint ATF-police investigation.

Police sources knowledgeable about the investigation told NBC News that there was no danger to the general public. As ATF representatives assisted to process the scene Wednesday afternoon, at least one truck remained in the driveway waiting to eliminate the guns for cataloging.

Authorities examine a huge cache of weapons took at a house in the expensive Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles on Wednesday. They said there was no danger to the public. KNBC

Lots of well-known entertainers and artists have actually made Holmby Hills their house, among them Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Walt Disney and the power couple of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

It’s not the very first time a genuine armory has actually been discovered at a tony home in westside Los Angeles. 4 years back, authorities discovered a private collection of lots of ammo and a cache of guns at a condominium unit in the Pacific Palisades location.

Authorities valued the private collection at a half-million to a million dollars.

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