3 people in custody after cops seize several assault weapons on Chicago's South Side, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police seized several assault weapons and armor piercing bullets during a traffic stop on the city's South Side Thursday night.

Three people of interest also in custody, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced on Twitter Friday.

Chicago Police Department

Officers seized the assault weapons during a traffic stop, and were "in the right place, at the right time," Officer Michelle Tannehill said at a press conference Friday.

Police believe that the offenders, who are in custody, "had ill intentions to carry out violent acts here in Chicago," Tannehill said.

Chicago Police Department

The offenders haven't yet been identified. Charges are being determined, and police said they have no other information at this time.

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