BOSTON >> Federal authorities have recovered nine of the 16 guns stolen from a Massachusetts Army Reserve facility.
The FBI said Monday five of six M4 assault rifles and four of 10 M11 handguns stolen Nov. 14 from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester are back in the hands of law enforcement.
Three weapons were found by a homeless man in a park near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx over the weekend.
A former Army reservist facing unrelated child rape charges has been charged with the gun theft.
Authorities say 34-year-old James Morales was tied to the theft through blood evidence and a GPS monitoring device.
The Army says Morales was in the reserve from Sept. 2008 until Nov. 2013 and his discharge had nothing to do with any legal trouble.