Somerville Police Firearm Safety Warning Possible Firearm Sought Near Somerville High School

If Found Report to 911, Do Not Handle

SOMERVILLE—On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at approximately 1:18 PM, the Somerville Police Department responded to the area of Edward Leathers Park and the Somerville High School for a report of two males armed with firearms.

The reporting party stated they encountered two males on bicycles who displayed firearms. The males proceeded to ride the bicycles in the direction of Somerville High School. This incident prompted a shelter-in-place order by school officials and a brief closure of the Central Library.

Soon after the emergency call was received, a person fitting the description of one of the suspects was located by Police Officers and briefly detained. This person was unarmed at that time. A search of the area was conducted by Somerville Police and National Park Services Police K-9 units. No firearm was located.

The Somerville Police Department asks all members of the community to remain vigilant and call 911 immediately if a firearm is found anywhere in the City. Citizens should not touch a suspected firearm. If a suspected firearm is found, call 911 right away, and wait for Officers to arrive.

The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with relevant information on this incident is encouraged to please call 617-625-1600 ext. 7250.

You can also text a tip anonymously to TIP-411 (that’s 847-411) and put 617spd at the start of the message.

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