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Judge reinstates charge against man who lived in bunker

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 11:23:44-05

MILWAUKEE — A judge has reinstated a felony count against a Milwaukee man who was living in an underground bunker that contained a stash of weapons, generator and various power tools.

Geoffrey Graff, 41, was originally charged with two felonies after police discovered the bunker while investigating a report that he fired a shot into the nearby Milwaukee River. A court commissioner earlier this month dismissed one of the charges, for recklessly endangering safety.

Milwaukee Circuit Judge David Borowski reinstated the charge on Thursday, the Journal Sentinel reported. Graff is facing a separate felony charge of possessing a short-barreled shotgun.

Graff told authorities he had been using the bunker for at least seven years.