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Man and 14-year old girl arrested on gun charges in Dorchester

The unloaded Colt revolver seized in a firearm arrest in Dorchester Wednesday.
Boston Police Department
The unloaded Colt revolver seized in a firearm arrest in Dorchester Wednesday.

A 19-year-old man and 14-year-old girl from Dorchester were arrested Wednesday morning after the man threatened someone with an unloaded revolver and struggled with officers during his arrest, Boston police said.

Officers were first called to the area of 44 Hancock St., around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a call for a person with a gun there, and officers on patrol were given the description of the suspect.

Upon arriving, an officer observed a man fitting the description standing with a female near 43 Hancock St. The man was clutching a purse with both hands and “appeared nervous as the officer approached,” police said.

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The officer pat-frisked the purse for a weapon and found none but noticed a heavy object in the man’s sweatshirt. The officer pat-frisked the man and found an unloaded .32-caliber Colt revolver in his sweatshirt pocket, which the officer seized.

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When the officer attempted to place the man in handcuffs, the suspect resisted and “a brief struggle” ensued before officers apprehended him, police said. The teenage girl told officers the revolver belonged to her.

The officers then learned that, prior to their arrival, the man had pointed the firearm at a victim and “put him in fear,” police said.

Officers then arrested the man, a 19-year-old from Dorchester, and the girl, a 14-year-old from Dorchester. The man was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. The girl was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Ben Thompson can be reached at ben.thompson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Globe_Thompson.