Pictured: The loaded, high-powered rifle a 12-year-old boy was caught carrying on street
Police in Philadelphia have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was walking down a street with a loaded AR-15 rifle.
The arrest happened during the weekend and authorities said a 19-year-old man carrying a handgun was also arrested.
The police department posted a picture on Twitter of an officer with the seized guns.
The 19-year-old faces charges including terroristic threatening and corruption of a minor.
Saturday night, 15th District Officer Wrzesinski arrested two individuals for walking our streets with two loaded weapons. The AR-15 was being held by a 12 (yes, TWELVE) year old, and the Glock was in the hands of an 18-year-old. Parents: make sure your weapons are secured! pic.twitter.com/feEjc6jRg3— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) April 9, 2018
No charges have been announced for the 12-year-old.
The department urged parents to ensure that weapons are secured.