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.