Two boys, 16 and 17, are facing charges after they were arrested carrying loaded weapons in the capital district.
Albany police said they spotted the teens around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, as the boys walked near McCrossin Avenue and Thornton Street in Albany.
When detectives attempted to arrest the teenagers as part of an ongoing investigation, they broke into a run, police said.
The 16-year-old boy was caught and arrested shortly afterwards in the backyard of a house on McCrossin Avenue. He was carrying a loaded .40 caliber handgun, police said.
The 17-year-old suspect entered the house and was later found hiding in a bedroom. Police said he had a loaded AR-15 rifle and 30 rounds on him.
Neither teen lives at the home and they are not known to the landlord, police said.
Following their arrest, the 16-year-old suspect, a native of Albany, was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon. He was later released on Albany County probation supervision.
The 17-year-old suspect, from Schenectady, was charged with one count of burglary and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He was being held at the Albany County Juvenile Detention Center.
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