GUILDERLAND – A 17-year-old has been arrested, accused of possessing a gun outside Crossgates Mall Saturday evening, police said.
The incident happened just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday when officers patrolling the area of the mall approached a juvenile outside who was acting suspiciously and appeared to have a weapon, police said in a release.
Further investigation determined the 17-year-old had a defaced and loaded 9mm Taurus semi-automatic handgun, police said.
The juvenile, who was not identified due to his age, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
The juvenile was arraigned in Albany County Youth Part Court and released to a parent, police said.
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