Man arrested, ‘ghost gun’ recovered during Springfield traffic stop
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Springfield man has been arrested after officers seized a large capacity ‘ghost gun’ during a routine traffic stop overnight.
Detectives were tipped off that the suspect, 21-year-old David Rivera, allegedly had illegal possession of the loaded gun.
Police found the vehicle the Rivera was traveling in and conducted a traffic stop shortly after midnight. They recovered the weapon, which was a loaded ‘ghost gun’ that was capable of holding 11 rounds of ammunition.
Rivera was arrested and charged with carrying without a license and carrying a loaded large capacity firearm on a public way.
Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh noted that Wednesday’s seizure was the 40th illegal firearm seizure and 13th ‘ghost gun’ recovered in Springfield so far in 2023.
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