New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

Police charge teen with threatenin­g

- By Tara O'Neill

BRANFORD — A local teen was charged after he allegedly threatened another juvenile while wielding a BB gun, according to police.

Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, police got a call about a juvenile being threatened with a gun in the parking lot of the community center on Church Street.

Officers found that a 16-year-old Branford resident took a facsimile gun from his vehicle and held it at his side as he made threats at the victim, police said. The teen fled in his vehicle, showing the gun from the vehicle’s sunroof as he drove off, the victim told police.

The 16-year-old was found and arrested by officers. Police said officers recovered the gun and found it was a BB gun.

The teen was charged with first-degree threatenin­g, carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree breach of peace and weapon in a motor vehicle.

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