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Littering leads to handgun arrest

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Albany say a public littering offense led to a teenager being arrested on a more serious charge.

Officials say officers saw a man throw some litter onto a sidewalk in the city on Wednesday evening. As officers approached him to cite him for littering in a public place, the man fled and led officers on a brief foot chase.

Authorities say during the chase, the man discarded a loaded .357-caliber handgun before being caught by the officers.

Police charged the 19-year-old Albany man with criminal possession of a weapon and littering. He's being held in the Albany County Jail.

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