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Man arrested for allegedly carrying guns outside Boston graduation

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.

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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.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @ToddFeathers.
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