16 year old held with gun and ammunition

Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:15

A 16-year-old Longdenville boy was held with a firearm during a police exercise. Police officers searched the teenager and discovered a Smith & Wesson pistol and ammunition. The following is the TTPS media statement: 

A Longdenville teenager was arrested by officers of the Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, for possession of firearm and ammunition, earlier today.

Officers conducted the exercise between 10:00 pm on Monday 7th August 2017 and 2:00 am on Tuesday 8th August 2017, in the Central Division, during which, they observed the 16-year-old male of Nylon Trace, Longdenville, walking in some bushes, along Christian Street.

Upon seeing the officers, the boy ran off but was apprehended a short distance away. A search of his person was conducted, which resulted in the discovery of a Smith and Wesson M&P pistol, outfitted with a magazine, containing eight rounds of 9mm ammunition.

The teenager was arrested in connection with the find.

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