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Philadelphia police: 12-year-old arrested while carrying loaded AR-15

April 12, 2018 GMT

Police in Philadelphia say that on Saturday they arrested two people for walking the streets with loaded firearms in hand, one of whom was a 12-year-old boy armed with an AR-15 style weapon.

According to WPVI TV Philadelphia, an ABC News affiliate, Officer Krzysztof Wrzesinski made both arrests about 6:30 p.m. near the 2200 block of Kennedy Street.

An 18-year-old man was arrested for allegedly carrying a loaded semiautomatic pistol.

The Philadelphia Police Department included a warning with a social media post, saying parents need to make sure they’ve secured their weapons.


Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, mmedsger@tribweb.com or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.