Police say they found ghost gun parts, a pill press and various chemicals inside a UES apartment | Upper East Site
Police say they found ghost gun parts, a pill press and various chemicals inside a UES apartment | Upper East Site, Dulce Osuna

Ghost Gun Factory, Drug Making Equipment Found in UES Apartment of Actor Julia Fox’s Father & Brother: Sources

NYPD counterterrorism units and FDNY HazMat crews descended on upscale Upper East Side building Wednesday morning, to execute a search warrant on an apartment belonging to the brother and father of Uncut Gems actor Julia Fox, and finding a ghost gun factory and drug-making equipment inside, police and law enforcement sources tell Upper East Site.

Police say the search at 200 East 84th Street was part of a ghost gun investigation | Upper East Site
Police say the search at 200 East 84th Street was part of a ghost gun investigation | Upper East Site

Upper East Site was there as firefighters trained in handling hazardous materials were seen leaving 200 East 84th Street, near the corner of Third Avenue, after staging with police for the joint operation with the NYPD’s Major Case Field Intelligence Team Wednesday morning, officials say. 

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Neighbors reported seeing a crush of cops — dozens of officers — going in and out of the building throughout the day. The NYPD’s bomb squad was also spotted at the scene Wednesday afternoon.

FDNY HazMat teams and NYPD Counterterrorism units were seen staged in front of 200 East 84th Street on Wednesday | Upper Eastt Site
FDNY HazMat teams and NYPD Counterterrorism units were seen staged in front of 200 East 84th Street on Wednesday | Upper Eastt Site

Inside an apartment, investigators say the long-term investigation uncovered ghost gun parts, in addition to precursor chemicals which can be used to make illegal drugs and even a press used to manufacture pills. 

FDNY HazMat crews were called in for a joint operation with the NYPD due to chemicals were found inside the apartment | Upper East Site
FDNY HazMat crews were called in for a joint operation with the NYPD due to chemicals were found inside the apartment | Upper East Site

Police also found “materials typically used as components in explosives, including pressure cookers and various chemicals, which can also be used for manufacturing narcotics,” according to a spokesperson.

Police say they found ghost gun parts, a pill press and various chemicals inside a UES apartment | Upper East Site
Police say they found ghost gun parts, a pill press and various chemicals inside a UES apartment | Upper East Site

“At this time, the matter is believed to be contained, with no apparent nexus to terrorism,” the NYPD told Upper East Site in a statement.

Police streamed in and out of 200 East 84th Street throughout the day Wednesday | Upper East Site
Police streamed in and out of 200 East 84th Street throughout the day Wednesday | Upper East Site

Two men were taken into custody Wednesday, according to police. One of them has been identified as 30-year-old Christopher Fox, who law enforcement sources believe to be the brother of Uncut Gems actor Julia Fox.

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In an interview, Julia once described her brother as being “like a mad scientist recluse.”

Officials say there is no apparent connection to terrorism | Upper East Site
Officials say there is no apparent connection to terrorism | Upper East Site

This is not the first time detectives have uncovered an alleged ghost gun factory in an Upper East Side apartment. 

Last November, the  41-year-old CEO of a pharmaceutical consulting company was arrested and police seized a total of fourteen untraceable ghost guns after prosecutors say she shared a photo of his own 7-year-old son holding two homemade pistols.

FDNY HazMat teams and NYPD Counterterrorism units were seen staged in front of 200 East 84th Street on Wednesday | Upper Eastt Site
FDNY HazMat teams and NYPD Counterterrorism units were seen staged in front of 200 East 84th Street on Wednesday | Upper Eastt Site

In connection with Wednesday’s bust, Christopher Fox is now facing a slew of charges including manufacturing a machine gun, manufacturing a dangerous instrument, weapons possession and possession of a controlled substance.

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