Cody Wilson, Man Behind 3-D Printed Firearms, Arrested In Taiwan
By Micah Rate
Reports surfaced on Wednesday that Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson–the man behind the 3-D printed firearm who’s in a legal battle with several states to distribute his blueprints on the internet–was wanted for the sexual assault of minor who he paid for sex.
Mr. Wilson has now been arrested, but not by U.S. authorities.
According to a report from Fox News and the Associated Press (AP), Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taiwan after U.S. officials learned of his whereabouts. Officials revoked his passport, allowing Taiwanese officials to take him into custody. According to Fox, authorities say they will not question Mr. Wilson until Saturday.
Here’s more on the story (via Fox and AP):
Wilson was arrested in a hotel in Taipei’s Wanhua District, said the government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He arrived in Taiwan on Sept. 6 using his real passport. The U.S. revoked his passport after they realized he was in Taiwan, which is why Taiwanese officials were able to arrest him, the official said.
Wilson was alone at the time of his arrest and was very cooperative, the official said. He didn’t have any weapons on him at the time of his arrest. Authorities …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms