Boston teen arrested with unserialized firearm at park event

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BOSTON — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Saturday evening in Dorchester after being found with a high-capacity firearm, according to the Boston Police Department.

At about 6:55 p.m., officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were on duty at Harambee Park during an event when they noticed the juvenile, who appeared to be concealing something beneath a fanny pack.

The suspect tried to blend into the crowd when approached by police, but was later seen sitting on a ledge among a group of individuals.

Upon further interaction, officers conducted a pat-down and discovered a Smith and Wesson handgun in the fanny pack.

The weapon had one round in the chamber and a magazine with twelve rounds.

Additionally, the serial number on the firearm had been removed.

The young male was arrested and faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a large capacity feeding device, as well as defacement of a firearm serial number.

He is expected to face these charges at Boston Juvenile Court.

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