Man arrested after carrying air rifle into Forest Park


(Springfield Police Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man was arrested Friday afternoon in Springfield after a large disturbance was created when he allegedly brought an air rifle into Forest Park.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson, Ryan Walsh, officers were called to the area at 12:20 p.m. after a 911 call about a man entering the park with a rifle.

Walsh said officers quickly got to the park and found 21-year-old Jamin Martinez of Springfield carrying a bb gun, also known as an air rifle.

The rifle had caused a large disturbance as there were hundreds of kids in the park.

Walsh said the rifle was confiscated. Martinez is charged with breach of peace while armed and disorderly conduct.

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