“We were able to establish massive breaches of the gun laws,” a Munich police spokesman told the Münchner Abendzeitung newspaper.
“Around 400 guns were found, as well as an extensive cache of munitions, although the suspect had only registered possession of 259 weapons as a collector.”
Some of the guns and ammunition were easily accessible rather than locked away, while more were found in his flat and the cellar of his medical practice.
Four days after the first 400 guns were found, he then admitted having another stash of illegal weapons, the newspaper said. A further 300 guns were found there, including rifles, machine guns and other automatic weapons classified as war-related, an officer said.
The doctor admitted illegally owning the weapons, saying he was a slave to his passion for collecting them.
“There is currently absolutely nothing to suggest that the suspect used the weapons. Due to the amount of evidence confiscated, it will take several months to assess everything. The investigation continues,” the police said.
The doctor has voluntarily surrendered his medical licence.