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6 charged, 6 illegal guns seized in Albany arrests


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Albany say they've arrested six people and recovered six illegal firearms over a five-day period earlier this month.

Officials say the first arrest occurred Jan. 6 when a man dropped a loaded .22-caliber handgun while fleeing police who were approaching him outside a bar in the city. Police say the gun was reported stolen in September 2011 in the Miami, Fla., area.

The last arrests occurred last Thursday when two men were charged after police say they pulled them over and found a .410-gauge shotgun believed to have been used in recent store robberies.

Other weapons recovered include a handgun reported stolen in Rutland, Vt., and a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle with two fully loaded magazines found inside a home after a disturbance.

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