WAYNE, N.J. (CBS) ― A large police department in New Jersey is in nail biting mode. It has lost one of the deadliest weapons in its arsenal -- a fully automatic submachine gun, and has no idea where it could be.
A 9 mm submachine gun of German design, the MP5 was developed in the 1960s by a group of engineers from the West German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. It's used by law enforcement tactical teams across the country, as well as Army Rangers, Delta Force and Navy SEALs, among others. It is a deadly, fully automatic weapon, which can fire up to several hundred rounds per minute.
The Wayne Police Department had three MP5 submachine guns. That is until last week, when one of them went missing.
Just so everyone knows what they lost:
Wikipedia on the MP5
Chambered in 9mm parabellum ( aka 9x19mm ) with a cyclic rate of 800 rounds per minute, this is one of the worlds most popular submachine guns. Even more popular with whomever finds it, of course.