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Boy, 16, Allegedly Threatened Police in Snapchat Post

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Police say a 16-year-old Central Falls, Rhode Island, boy posted a photo of himself with a gun on social media and threatened to harm officers.

The teen was arrested Thursday after allegedly posting the photo on Snapchat showing him with a .380-caliber handgun and hollow point ammunition.

Police say he indicated in the text that he would harm officers.

Police executed a search warrant at the home, but didn't find a firearm.

He's charged with making threats to public officials. The teen is being held at a youth detention facility pending a court hearing. 

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