A Massachusetts man faces charges after hiding a handgun in a bookshelf inside the Worcester Public Library.
On Aug. 14, an off-duty Boston police officer was in the area of Main and Chatham Streets when he noticed a man carrying a handgun in his waistband.
The officer followed him to the library and notified Worcester Police about the suspicious male.
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Officers found 24-year-old Luis Bernudez of Worcester sitting at a computer.
Through reviewing surveillance footage, authorities discovered that Bermudez placed a handgun on a bookshelf in one of the library aisles. The gun was recovered and collected by a Crime Scene Unit.
Bermudez did not have a licence to carry a handgun and was placed under arrest. He was charged with possession of a firearm/ammunition without an FID card and disorderly conduct.
The investigation is ongoing.