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Lowell man was hanging out outside a closed Hyde Park supermarket with a shotgun, police say

Boston Police report arresting a man they say was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun in the area of the Shaw's Market, 1477 Hyde Park Ave., late Wednesday night.

Police say somebody called the anonymous tip line to report a guy with a long gun there around 11:20 p.m. - more than two hours after the store had closed. Responding officers found a man there, with a bag, who did not seem to appreciate their arrival. Although he consented to a pat frisk, police say, he "became combative" when they started feeling the bag.

Officers were able to pat frisk the bag and felt an object consistent with the shape of a firearm. Young was placed into custody without further incident.

Officers removed a Stevens model 311, 12-gauge shotgun with an Obliterated Serial Number.

Anthony Young, 41, was charged with possession of a sawed off shotgun and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, police say.

Innocent, etc.


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What, Now I have to wear a mask and pack heat when I go pick up my plantains? This is a very good store and hope it doesn’t scare people away.

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As noted in the post, the incident was at 11:20 p.m., more than two hours after the store had closed for the night. Not much goes on in that stretch of Hyde Park Avenue that late except for the odd parking-lot fight at Dino's Bar and Grill, um, the Cavan.

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That looks like at least one life saved.

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What time should we expect to find Mr Young back out on our streets doing the same thing or worse?

In MA, it's strict gun laws for law-abiding citizens bit a slap on the wrist for actual gun criminals....and the beat goes on.

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