FALL RIVER — A Fall River man has been arrested after police said they caught him with an unlicensed firearm earlier this week.

At around 8:35 a.m. Monday, officers received a tip that 23-year-old Carson Underwood had allegedly threatened someone with a gun, according to police.

Officer Marques Pires spotted the suspect walking near South Main and Peckham streets, but said Underwood fled on foot when he approached.

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The officers giving chase said that while running, Underwood discarded a bag that police later found to contain a 9mm pistol with a 30-round magazine.

Underwood was caught and arrested near the Globe Street Car Wash at 950 Broadway.

Police said Underwood does not have a license to carry firearms in Massachusetts.

He faces several felony firearms charges.

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