Berkley police seize replica gun, knife from juvenile during traffic stop

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BERKLEY — During a routine traffic stop last night, Berkley Police officers confiscated a replica airsoft handgun and a switchblade knife from a juvenile driver.

The officers conducted the vehicle stop and, upon inspection, discovered the items that, at first glance, could be mistaken for a real firearm and a prohibited weapon.

The juvenile, whose identity has not been disclosed due to their age, was released to the custody of a parent following the incident.

Berkley Police Department issued a reminder that under Massachusetts General Laws, it is illegal for anyone under 18 to possess airsoft or BB gun-type items, whether they appear realistic or not, with only a few exceptions permitted.

The juvenile in question has received a court summons in connection to the seized items.

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