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Boston police arrested two people on gun charges in Mattapan Sunday after their car was parked illegally in a bike lane and they attempted to flee the scene, officials said.

Randy Gonzalez, 25, of Dorchester, and Yulissa Diaz, 25, of Brockton, were arrested around 1:23 a.m. near 415 American Legion Highway after officers found their car among a group of vehicles, scooters, and pedestrians gathered and illegally parked in a bike lane, Boston police said in a statement.

“As officers pulled over to issue parking citations, one of the motor vehicles attempted to pull off into traffic. Officers activated their lights and sirens in order to conduct a traffic stop, but the motor vehicle refused to pull over,” the statement said.

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Officers saw Diaz, who was sitting in the back seat, duck out of sight before looking up again, police said.

“Once the motor vehicle came to a stop, officers approached and observed the occupants holding opened containers that smelled of alcohol,” the statement said.

The officers found a IZH-70 .380 ACP handgun behind Diaz’s seat, police said.

Gonzalez and Diaz were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm in public. Gonzalez also was issued a citation for possessing open containers of alcohol inside a motor vehicle.

Both were set to arraigned in Dorchester District Court Monday, said Officer Stephen McNulty, a Boston Police spokesman.


Alyssa Lukpat can be reached at alyssa.lukpat@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AlyssaLukpat.