Five arrested for possessing a loaded handgun in Courthouse Square

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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 recovered various weapons from five suspects in downtown Redwood City on Friday evening. Photo Provided/Redwood City Police Department

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.

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