New Bedford man arrested after posting live feed with a loaded gun challenging rival gang

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NEW BEDFORD,  MASS (WLNE) – New Bedford Police arrested a man with a firearm after he posted a video on social media, where he challenged “rival gang members”.

According to police, 20-year-old Tyrell Martin, of New Bedford began the live feed on Tuesday night outside the Blue Meadows housing development.

Police say during the feed he indicated that he was carrying a gun and challenged rival gang members to “pull up”.

Gang unit detectives received the information and immediately went to Martin’s location.

Police say Martin discarded a fanny pack he was wearing and fled on foot upon the officers’ arrival, and a brief pursuit began.

Martin was apprehended and taken into custody.

Inside the discarded fanny pack, police found a .9mm semiautomatic handgun loaded with bullets.

Martin currently has an open case in Third District court for unarmed robbery and an open case in Bristol Superior court for trafficking cocaine.

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