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16-year-old arrested during traffic stop in Akron for having loaded gun

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 11:03:14-04

AKRON, Ohio — Police conducting a traffic stop in Akron on Thursday arrested a 16-year-old boy after they found a loaded handgun in the vehicle.

He's been charged with carrying concealed weapons and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, authorities said.

Officers pulled the car over for an equipment violation around 4:40 p.m. near Copley Road and Mercer Avenue.

The boy was a passenger in the car. Following his arrest, he was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center, authorities said. The driver, a 17-year-old girl, was cited for driving under suspension and sent on her way.

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