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Holyoke Man Arrested After Gun Falls Out of Clothing

Luis Rivera holyoke gun arrest

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – A man was arrested in Holyoke Thursday night after police found a gun on his person.

Holyoke Police responded to a call at 47 Vernon Street where they found 29-year-old Luis Rivera trying to enter an apartment. Rivera was acting erratically and refused to respond to officers after they tried to calm him down.

He was tasered and while police struggled to confine him, a fully loaded semi-automatic 5.7 caliber handgun fell from his clothing. He was then subdued and taken into custody.

Rivera was charged with a number of accounts, including disorderly conduct, possession of a firearm without a license, and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

 

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