Okla. teen accused of lying on weapons application

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have accused a Woodward High School student of lying on an application to purchase firearms after a taxi driver said the teenager asked odd questions about how to hide bodies and avoid extradition.

The 18-year-old was charged after last week's mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater. Taxi driver Travis Ballard told authorities the teen had asked odd questions before the Colorado shooting and again last Sunday.

The FBI alleges the teen lied to a firearms seller when he indicated he had never been committed to a mental institution. The boy was arrested Tuesday after agents found a shotgun, rifle and 250 rounds of ammunition at his home. He remained in custody Friday and faces a detention hearing Monday.

Prosecutors and defense lawyer Paul Lacy declined comment.

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