April 09, 2018
Philadelphia police arrested a 12-year-old boy who allegedly was walking around a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood with a loaded AR-15 assault rifle.
Police made the arrests Saturday after responding to a report of a person with a gun on the 2200 block of Kennedy Street in Bridesburg.
Michael Mitchell, 19, of the 2200 block of Kennedy Street, was charged with violating the Uniform Firearms Act – a third-degree felony.
He also was charged with five misdemeanors, including criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats, corruption of a minor and reckless endangerment of another person.
As of late Monday afternoon, police had not released the identity of the 12-year-old boy or announced any charges against him.
The Northeast Detective Division continues to investigate the incident.
On Monday morning, the police department tweeted a photo of the arresting officer – Krzysztof Wrzesinski of the 15th district – holding the seized firearms.
Saturday night, 15th District Officer Wrzesinski arrested two individuals for walking our streets with two loaded weapons. The AR-15 was being held by a 12 (yes, TWELVE) year old, and the Glock was in the hands of an 18-year-old. Parents: make sure your weapons are secured! pic.twitter.com/feEjc6jRg3— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) April 9, 2018