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At about 7:28 AM on Wednesday February 24, 2021, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) arrested a 24-year-old female from Peabody on firearm related charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Carney Court in Charlestown. During the course of their investigation, the officers located and recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus G3 handgun which had been discarded by the suspect prior to their arrival.

The suspect was placed in custody without incident and has since been arraigned in Charlestown District Court on charges of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.