Westchester County District Attorney

Long Island surgeon arrested with 5 assault rifles, body armor

August 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. (1010 WINS/AP) -- A plastic surgeon, who works in Manhattan and lives on Long Island, was jailed on multiple weapons charges after police responding to reported threats against his wife in Westchester County found five loaded assault rifles, three handguns and body armor in his car.

The Westchester County District Attorney's Office says Wednesday that 47-year-old Matthew Bonnano of Great Neck was arrested by Tuckahoe Police Monday evening.

After receiving a report that Bonnano had made threats against his estranged wife, police say they found him at a bar with an illegal handgun. They searched his car in his wife's driveway and turned up more guns. Police say a subsequent search of his Long Island home found more assault rifles and other weapons.

He was jailed without bail to await a court hearing Tuesday.

Officials did not have the name of Bonnano's attorney.