Boston police arrest man on firearm charges after traffic stop

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BOSTON — Boston Police Department’s Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a man on firearm charges after a traffic stop in Roxbury late Friday evening.

At about 8:20 p.m., on April 5, officers were patrolling near 13 Woodville Street when they spotted a vehicle speeding.

They activated their cruiser’s emergency lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop.

The vehicle initially reversed toward the officers before coming to a stop.

Upon making contact, officers noted excessive window tint and requested the driver, later identified as 28-year-old Nesly Bissainthe of Norwood, to exit the vehicle.

Bissainthe refused to comply, leading to a struggle during which officers detected a firearm in his waistband.

After securing the scene and placing Bissainthe in handcuffs, the officers retrieved a Glock 19 with a round in the chamber and 14 rounds in the magazine.

Bissainthe faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court.

The other occupant of the vehicle was released at the scene without charges.

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