Police recover gun thrown in Yantic River in Norwich

Norwich – Police arrested a 17-year-old on a gun charge Monday after a passerby reported seeing a man with a gun walking along West Main Street.

Police fielded the call at about 2 p.m. and said the man was spotted in the area of the Marina at American Wharf and Thayer's Marine.

The man started running and tossed the gun into the water behind Thayer's Marine, police said. A state police dive team later recovered a loaded Ruger revolver from the Yantic River. The man, not identified because he is under the age of 18, was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit.

Police said an investigation into where the teen obtained the gun is ongoing.

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