Springfield Police Arrest Two Minors, 14 and 16, Charged with Firearms, Seize 2 Large Capacity ‘Phantom Weapons’

SPRINGFIELD – Police arrested two boys, aged 14 and 16, on Tuesday afternoon in Leyfred Terrace after finding them each with illegal large-capacity guns, police said.

A third suspect fled and escaped police, but police found a third gun on the corner of Woodside Terrace on Wednesday morning that they said was thrown during the chase, the door said. – police talk Ryan Walsh.

The names of the two boys have not been released to the press due to their age.

Walsh said narcotics detectives investigating the 200 Leyfred Terrace area spotted boys on the street. They seemed to adjust their belts to indicate that they could hide weapons.

When the police approached them, the 16-year-old fled. He was apprehended a short distance away and found a gun in his pants.

The 14-year-old was taken into custody when a gun fell from his pants in front of police, Walsh said.

Both handguns have been described as “ghost weapons” or illegal firearms consisting of components without serial numbers and not found. Each was equipped with a magazine loaded with 30 rounds, which are also illegal in Massachusetts.

The 16-year-old also had 4 bags of crack in his possession.

Leyfred Terrace is located in Lower Forest Park and stretches between Belmont Avenue and Dickinson Street.

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