Boston police arrest man for firearm possession after Dorchester traffic stop

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BOSTON — Boston police officers arrested a man early Wednesday on firearm charges after responding to a call about a person with a gun in Dorchester.

At about 2:45 a.m., officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were dispatched to 36 Algonquin Street following a report of an individual in a vehicle armed with a firearm.

Advised by Boston Police Operations, the officers located the involved vehicle on Harvard Street.

Upon activating their cruiser’s emergency lights and sirens, the officers conducted a traffic stop and requested the occupants to exit for a pat frisk.

As the passenger, identified as 26-year-old Armanni Santana of Hyde Park, exited the vehicle, he appeared to be adjusting something near his waist.

A pat frisk resulted in the recovery of a Taurus G3C firearm with one round in the chamber and eleven rounds in the magazine from Santana.

The driver of the vehicle was released at the scene.

Santana was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a large capacity feeding device.

His arraignment is scheduled in Dorchester District Court.

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