FAIRHAVEN (WBSM) — A New Bedford juvenile has been taken into custody after police discovered the suspect was allegedly carrying a concealed firearm inside the Seaport Inn in Fairhaven.

On Saturday, December 2, officers responded to the Seaport Inn for an unrelated attempted break-in case.

During the investigation, officers observed a male juvenile on surveillance cameras allegedly concealing a firearm in his waistband. When confronted by police, the suspect allegedly fled from the location.

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In the same hotel room where they had confronted the juvenile, police said they also located a loaded handgun, which they believed was the concealed firearm.

The 17-year-old juvenile, whose name will not be released due to age, was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with misleading police, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

The juvenile was turned over to the Department of Youth Services.

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