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Cleveland police to host gun buyback this month at Third District precinct

Posted at 3:23 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 11:17:34-04

Update: Saturday's buyback has ended. Around 150 guns were turned in.

The Cleveland Police Department held its annual gun buyback program Saturday morning.

The buyback will take place on Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m. at Cleveland's Third District police station, 4501 Chester Ave.

Anyone bringing in a firearm is eligible for a gas or food gift card valued at $100 for handguns and $200 for semi-automatic rifles.

Anyone wanting to participate should adhere to the following guidelines:

Weapons should be in working order.

They must be unloaded, placed inside a clear plastic bag and then placed in another bag such as a backpack.

Pack ammunition separately.  Transport unloaded and properly bagged weapons inside the trunk of your car.

Officers will check to make sure the weapons are in working order.