Police arrest 12-year-old boy walking with loaded AR-15

5 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, April 10 2018 Apr 10, 2018 April 10, 2018 6:07 AM April 10, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Philadelphia Police Twitter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say they have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was walking down a street with a loaded AR-15 rifle.

Police said Monday that the arrest happened during the weekend. Authorities say a 19-year-old man carrying a handgun also was arrested.

The police department posted a picture on Twitter of an officer with the seized guns. The 19-year-old faces charges including terroristic threatening and corruption of a minor. No charges have been announced for the 12-year-old.

The department urged parents to ensure that weapons are secured.

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