Worcester police arrest teen with loaded gun during traffic stop

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WORCESTER — Officers assigned to the Worcester Police Department’s Summer Impact program arrested a 16-year-old on May 10 after spotting a firearm during a routine traffic stop for an expired registration and failure to stop at a sign.

The vehicle was halted on Elliot St. shortly after the officers observed the infraction on Everett Gaylord Blvd.

Upon interacting with the vehicle’s occupants, police noticed the handle of what appeared to be a gun protruding from a bag near the front seat passenger, who was the 16-year-old in question.

A loaded revolver was discovered upon further investigation.

The teen, who did not possess a firearm license, was taken into custody and is facing charges including Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawfully Carrying a Firearm, Improper Storage of a Firearm, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card.

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