After a brief foot chase, police caught up with the suspects and they were arrested without incident, police said.
A man and four youths were arrested Friday night after police said they saw them ‘walking back and forth with a loaded handgun’ in the Courthouse Square area during a pre-event security check in the city center.
Undercover police officers alerted downtown units, who attempted to arrest the suspects, but the suspects ran, according to a Redwood City Police Department news release. After a brief foot chase, police caught up with the suspects and they were arrested without incident, police said.
Police said they recovered a loaded 40-caliber Glock handgun with a 20-round extended magazine. Also recovered were a pair of brass knuckles and a realistic replica of a Glock pellet gun.
The replica Glock pellet gun had been modified to look like a real gun by removing the manufacturer’s orange safety alert tip at the end of the barrel, according to a report.
Police said the 40 caliber was unregistered and had a magazine capable of holding 21 rounds.
The juvenile suspects were arrested and taken to the San Mateo County Youth Services Center, officials said. They face charges of possession of a handgun and brass knuckles and resisting an officer. Police said the adult was arrested and issued a citation for contributing to juvenile delinquency, a misdemeanor.
Redwood City Police said the operation was part of an ongoing effort by the department to improve downtown security.