Man with weapons cache was preparing for 'Armageddon' A Manchester-by-the-Sea man arrested for stockpiling weapons and ammunition in his home allegedly told police he was preparing for Armageddon. Gregory D. Girard Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly storing approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchester-by-the Sea police executed a search warrant at 23 Bridge St., police said. Girard faces four counts of possession of an infernal device and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon. Additional charges are pending, police said. Mr. Girard indicated he was preparing for Armageddon, which he felt was imminent, and he felt martial law would soon be imposed, Chief Glenn McKiel said in a statement. In addition to the weapons and ammunition, police found a large collection of camouflage clothing, knives, bulletproof vests, helmets, and several pairs of handcuffs. They also discovered stockpiles of medicine and nonperishable foods. An illegal indoor shooting range was also found in the attic, police said. Police seized all the weapons and ammunition and revoked Girards license to carry firearms. Police negotiators attempted to reach Girard by phone before executing the search warrant but were unsuccessful. Tactical officers evacuated two other condominium units in the building and brought residents to the police department while the search was completed. Girard has no criminal record, according to police. He was ordered held without bail after his arraignment in Salem District Court. A dangerousness hearing was slated for Feb. 12. He did not have an attorney yet, a courthouse clerk said.