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Man accused of stashing gun on shelf at public library: Worcester man faces gun charges after incident.
Published 3:02 PM EDT Aug 14, 2015
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WORCESTER, Mass. — A Worcester man faces gun charges after police say he stashed a handgun inside a public library on Friday.
An off-duty Boston police officer said he followed a man into the Worcester Public Library about 11:15 a.m. after seeing a handgun in his waistband.
The officer contacted Worcester police.
When police officers located the man inside the library, he was sitting at a computer without the gun.
Officers reviewed library surveillance footage and saw the man, later identified as Luis Bermudez, 24, putting the gun on a shelf in one of the library aisles.
Bermudez, who does not have a license to carry a handgun, was arrested. Bermudez was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a firearm/ammunition without an FID card.
The gun was recovered by officers.