Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate 8 Guns while Arresting 7 Individuals in 7 Separate Incidents During a 12-hour Period

Keeping Boston Safe: In a 12-hour period between approximately 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and 7:00am on Thursday, January 10, 2019, Boston Police Officers bravely confiscated 8 guns while arresting 7 individuals in 7 separate incidents across the city. To date, the men and women of the BPD have courageously taken 32 guns off the streets of Boston as compared to 9 at this same time a year ago. Said Commissioner William Gross, “I can’t thank my officers enough for their never-ending efforts and commitment to keeping our city safe. In the first ten days of the new year, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of guns taken off our streets while sending a loud and clear message that gun violence will not be tolerated in our community."