A 25-year-aged Tennessee guy with 11 guns in his backpack was arrested by Boston law enforcement at South Station Monday afternoon, police explained.
John Pierre, of Lutts, Tenessee, arrived at South Station shortly in advance of 2:30 p.m. Monday and was observed carrying a backpack that appeared to be “weighted down,” according to the Boston Police Division.
Officers watched Pierre change the bag involving his arms as he built his way to an escalator. At the bottom of the escalator he was fulfilled by authorities who took him into custody with no incident, police stated.
Pierre’s arrest was the final result of a lengthy investigation involving users of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force, Bureau of Alcoholic beverages, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Massachusetts Condition Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office environment, officers said.
The investigation established that Pierre experienced bought a significant number of firearms out of state and was setting up to travel to Boston to illegally market the guns, police explained.
Officers discovered 11 handguns, 16 magazines and various packing containers of ammunition in Pierre’s backpack when he was taken into custody Monday, police said.
Pierre is anticipated to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court docket.