Boston Police report arresting a local man on gun charges at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police say officers patrolling Albany Street across from the medical center noticed Maxime Thevenin, 31, whom they knew was already wanted on a couple of warrants:
Upon seeing the officers, Mr. Thevenin clutched the backpack he was holding and fled on foot running across Massachusetts Avenue onto the opposite side of Albany Street. Once apprehended, officers recovered a loaded Taurus PT 738 .380 caliber with 6 rounds of ammunition in the magazine from his backpack.
Thevenin was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police say.
This is not the first time police have arrested Thevenin on gun charges. A 2010 arrest in Dorchester resulted in a Massachusetts Appeals Court ruling that police had probable cause to search his room in his family's Dorchester home, where they found a gun.