A teen has been arrested after he pointed a gun at a police officer Wednesday evening, said Officer David Hartman, spokesman for the New Haven Police Department.
Officers Robert Hayden and Corey Thomas were on Townsend Street when around 5:00 p.m., they saw two teens they recognized. The two boys ran off as officers approached them.
Sergeants Sam Brown and David Guliuzza joined the two officers in pursuit, said police.
According to Officer Hartman, one of the teens came face to face with Sergeant Guliuzza, raised a gun and pointed it as him near an apartment complex on Orchard Street.
"The sergeant pointed his gun and ordered him to drop the weapon. The teen turned around, and threw the gun away from him. The young man put his hands up and then lay down in the Orchard Street yard," Officer Hartman, said.
The other teen was found on Charles Street where it appeared he had removed his clothes in an attempt to change his appearance, said police. Officers arrested the boy and charged him with interfering with police.
Police said the teen with the gun is a convicted felon and was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment in the first degree and interfering with police.
No one was injured in the incident.