Boston Police report arresting a Tennessee man they say stepped off a bus at South Station yesterday afternoon weighted down with 11 handguns, 16 magazines and several boxes of ammunition, which they say he was planning to sell in the Boston area to people with no legal right to own a gun.
Police say John Pierre, 25, of the unincorporated hamlet of Lutts, TN, got off a bus around 2:25 p.m., struggling a bit to balance his heavy backpack as he walked towards the escalator down to street level: "Pierre walked toward the escalator while alternating the bag between both hands to distribute the weight of the bag."
But that would soon prove to be the least of his problems: Police and ATF agents were waiting for him at the bottom of the escalator, where they relieved him of his backpack and arrested him on several counts, police say, adding both the BPD and State Police gang units were also involved in the "lengthy investigation" that led authorities to await Pierre.
Pierre was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Thursday - at which he could be ordered held without bail even longer - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The DA's office says he faces He faces 24 counts, of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of large-capacity magazines.