Teen charged with gun possession for a 2nd time

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old Massachusetts boy already wearing a court-ordered monitoring device on his ankle after a previous arrest has been arrested again for allegedly being in possessions of a gun, police say.

The Springfield youth was taken into custody on Thursday evening after police obtained a search warrant for his home, Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh told Masslive.com Saturday.

Detectives had developed information that the suspect had an illegal firearm. Upon arrival at the home, police knocked and announced themselves but saw someone inside running “frantically” around the house apparently trying to hide evidence, police said.

After several minutes, the suspect tried to flee out a side door but officers were waiting.

During the subsequent search, officers found a loaded handgun, Walsh said.

The suspect had been arrested in November and charged with a similar offense, he said.

He now faces several additional firearms charges in Springfield Juvenile Court. His name was not made public because of his age.

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