Handguns Found Hidden Near Hamden Playground

Police are investigating after two handguns were found hidden near a playground in Hamden over the weekend.

Officers headed to the Keefe Center Playground at 11 Pine Street in Hamden on Sunday after receiving a tip that someone had concealed guns in the area, according to police.

They found a .22-caliber and 9mm handgun hidden near the playground, which is operated by a child care center, police said.

Authorities are actively investigating.

Earlier that day, police arrested a 24-year-old convicted felon from New Haven, who had hidden a handgun in the engine compartment of his car. It's not clear whether police believe the incidents are related.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hamden police.

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