The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dropped charges against a Watertown man who created what police said was a "panic" on a 66 bus, because the bullets he was wearing around his waist weren't real. In a statement, the DA's office says:
Chapter 140, Sect. 121, allows prosecution for unlawful possession of â€ścartridges or cartridge cases â€¦ designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun,â€ť and responding officers acted in an abundance of caution after a 911 call for a man believed to be armed. Based on the totality of circumstances, however, including confirmation that the cartridges on said belt could not and werenâ€™t intended to be fired, prosecutors dismissed the charges at arraignment in Brighton Municipal Court.