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Police: Pittsfield man arrested, tossed loaded handgun near a middle school

Police: Pittsfield man arrested, tossed loaded handgun near a middle school (WRGB)

PITTSFIELD, NY (WRGB) Pittsfield Police have arrested a 30-year-old resident, after a pursuit in Pittsfield.

Police say Adam Masefield was driving his grandmothers car when officers attempted to pull him over at around 5:30 am Wednesday.

Police say there was a brief motor vehicle pursuit, ending in the area of Pomeroy Avenue.

There, according to police, Masefield ran from the car, tossing a loaded handgun to the ground.

This is in the vicinity of Herberg Middle School.

Masefield was apprehended a short time later.

He's charged with unlawful possession of a loaded firearm , operating a motor vehicle after suspension, and numerous motor vehicle offenses to include driving to endanger.

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