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'Jason Bourne' suspect to appear in L.A. court Monday on weapons charges

June 4, 2010 | 10:30 am

Los Angeles County prosecutors say the man likened to Jason Bourne, the fictional secret agent known for his daring getaways and high-tech gadgetry, will appear in court Monday on weapons charges.

Brian Alexik’s six weeks on the run ended Thursday when he was captured without a fight at a girlfriend’s downtown apartment.

Dubbed a real-life Bourne for his efforts to evade police by jumping down a fire escape from his loft overlooking the Federal Reserve Building in downtown L.A., Alexik, 34, must now faces charges of possession of an AK-47 assault rifle, manufacture of a short-barrel shotgun and possession of firearms by a felon.

He is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.

According to court documents, Alexik was previously convicted in 1996 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, of possession of narcotics and of theft by deception in 2001.

During a search of Alexik’s loft, investigators discovered a weapons cache, $15,000 in counterfeit bills, the formula for a Molotov cocktail written on a wall and a mosaic of the Central Intelligence Agency seal on the floor.

After fleeing, Alexik tried to conceal his identity, sporting close-cropped hair dyed auburn and fingers coated with glue to avoid leaving fingerprints, police said.

-- Richard Winton

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