Hillsboro police arrest armed man, recover stolen firearm

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HILLSBORO — Police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon after he was reportedly making threatening statements with a gun at a local diner.

Officers responded to the scene at 2:32 p.m. following a call about an individual with a firearm near the diner.

The street was temporarily closed to ensure public safety as police took action.

Marcel Caron, 46, of Hillsboro, was apprehended without incident.

A subsequent investigation revealed that the pistol Caron possessed was loaded and stolen.

Caron, who has a prior felony record, has been charged with being a felon in possession of a pistol.

He is currently being held at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections and is awaiting a court appearance.

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