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Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Wife Sam's Home Raided by Armed Police After Gun Spotted Inside

Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Wife Sam's Home Raided by Armed Police After Gun Spotted Inside

The home of Godzilla actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife, Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, was raided by police on Thursday evening (August 28) after a passerby saw a machine gun through the window in London, England.

Armed police surrounded the home of the 24-year-old actor and his 47-year-old director wife in the Primrose Hill area of the city. They were not home at the time of the raid.

“Police were called at 23:40 hours on Thursday by a member of the public, reporting that they had seen from the street, what they thought was a firearm, sitting on a desk by the window of a property,” a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said in a statement (via THR). “Local officers and officers from the Met’s Firearms Unit attended and were let into the property to examine the firearm. It was confirmed that the firearm was a deactivated M16 rifle.”

A spokesperson for the couple said the gun was part of an art piece. “The firearm was located in Sam Taylor-Johnson‘s basement studio and has been confirmed as a certified and fully decommissioned M16 assault rifle that was provided to Mrs Taylor-Johnson by the international charity Peace One Day as part of an art project entitled ‘Peace One Day M16′,” her rep told the BBC.

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  • Leni

    Well done, Britain. This is why their country has such a lower rate of gun violence. Cheers from Canada!

  • dee

    Hope the a$$hole who reported this gets a swift kick in the ass.

  • allison

    @Leni: I was just going to post this is a lot different than the US. Which i some states allows people to drive around with loaded guns. Is it any wonder why the US had more killings by guns than any other country.

  • Anon

    Ewh… someone snooping and peering into windows! More Sickening than thier age gap!

  • .

    @allison: You may want to go back to school and learn proper English.

  • starchy

    …while in the US a 9 year old is allowed to accidentally shoot someone to death with a machine gun.

  • Mark

    Leni… Actually per capital British crime rate isn’t that different then the US only difference , knife crime is 3 times higher in Britain and Edinburgh knife crime capital of the world . And really a rather someone shoot me dead then knife … But only brainwashed losers like you think it’s the weapon a criminal uses that’s the problem not the crime, or that only criminals or the government should have guns .

  • Sarah

    @Mark: which is why she clearly stated “lower rate of GUN violence”. People like you always have to find any little thing to insult someone. You’re just making assumptions of her train of thought as well, just shh.

  • Diedre

    @Mark: Shut up you NRA puppet. That whole ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people’ bullsh!t is wrong. People with guns kill people, quickly and easily.
    You and your lot need to be shipped off to a barren island where you would quickly dispatch one another, thereby doing the world a HUGE favor.

  • Richard

    @allison: Where and Who have a lot to do with the rates.

  • Richard

    @starchy: It’s the instructors fault, he never should have given a child an UZI which has a wicked recoil in the first place, he should have stood directly behind her with his hands on her arms to help control the weapon.

  • Wellsie

    @Mark: Pretty sure no one thinks criminals should have guns….

  • h8r

    Bet if Aaron was there he would have cried like a baby. Thank god his wife wasn’t part of The Fappening.