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Phoenix homeowners find bag of guns while digging in backyard

(Phoenix Police Photo)

PHOENIX — Phoenix homeowners who were digging a hole for a tree in their backyard made an unexpected discovery, authorities said Tuesday.

The residents found a duffle bag filled with several rusted rifles and handguns, Phoenix police said.

The homeowners turned over the firearms to detectives, who will determine whether they were used in crimes.

Police don’t yet know how long the guns were buried underground.

No other information was immediately available.

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