Providence Police arrest man after allegedly walking around Walmart with loaded gun

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  According to Providence Police, a man was arrested Saturday after allegedly walking around the Walmart on Silver Spring Street with a loaded gun.

Police identified the man as Xavier Crespo, 21 of Providence.

Around 2:30 p.m. police arrived at the Walmart where Crespo had just entered the checkout line.

Police say Crespo allegedly was carrying a loaded Smith and Wesson firearm with a damaged serial number in the front pocket of his sweatshirt.

Crespo is facing three weapons charges:

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number
  • Possession of a firearm after a conviction of a crime of violence

He also has a Superior Court Bench Warrant.

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