Police confiscate 2 loaded shotguns from Mattapan home

Boston police confiscated two loaded shotguns Friday afternoon in Mattapan after receiving a panicked call from a woman who feared for her safety, police said.

The woman called police at 12:50 p.m. to report that her husband, whom she was in the process of separating from, had made her fear for her safety. She also said she believed he had two shotguns somewhere in their apartment on River Street, police said.

Officers responded, but no one answered the door when they knocked. After confirming the suspect’s name was listed in the lease agreement, police entered and searched the apartment.


Two loaded shotguns were discovered leaning against a closet door in one of the bedrooms. Neither had a trigger lock device, police said.

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Detectives seized a 20-gauge Mossberg shotgun, loaded with four bullets, and a 12-gauge Remington Arms shotgun, loaded with two bullets, police said.

Neither the woman nor her husband were identified by police.

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