NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — New Bedford Police have taken an illegal firearm off of the streets and arrested a Dartmouth man.

South End patrol officers responded to a Cove Street home for a "loud party" disturbance Jan. 28. When asked to turn the music down, a male suspect, identified as Miguel Rosario, 54, became argumentative and pointed a firearm at the face of the person who called about the disturbance before fleeing the scene in a vehicle, police said.

Police said they stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Elm Street and Route 18, finding a firearm inside a satchel that Rosario was wearing around his shoulder. It contained a .45-caliber Taurus semi-automatic loaded with eight rounds of ammunition.

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Rosario did not have a license to carry the pistol, which was later determined to have been stolen out of Georgia, according to police.

Rosario was charged with several offenses, including assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license, and possession of stolen property.

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