Police arrested an 18-year-old Boston man Wednesday night on a charge of carrying two firearms just outside graduation ceremonies at a city academy, officials said.
Adonis Alvarez was arrested for allegedly carrying the guns without a permit near the McKinley South End Academy on Warren Avenue in the South End, police and school officials said Wednesday night.
Officers patrolling Warren Avenue near the school saw Alvarez “acting suspiciously” and walking in a manner that suggested he was carrying a firearm, Boston police said.
When officers approached Alvarez, he allegedly ran and discarded an object later identified as a gun. After chasing and catching Alvarez, officers found another gun tucked into his waistband, police said.
Alvarez was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm in a public way.
“Our officers were there to maintain the peace, and thanks to their smart observations and quick actions, a suspect carrying two firearms was placed under arrest,” Commissioner William B. Evans said.