St. Louis police arrest man carrying AK-47 assault rifle

St. Louis police arrest man carrying AK-47 assault rifle

St. Louis police arrest man carrying AK-47 assault rifle

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by Maggie Crane / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 1:41 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com)-- St. Louis Metropolitan Police have arrested a suspect for carrying an AK-47 assault rifle in the Fifth District Tuesday night.

Special Operations detectives say they found Michael Littlejohn Tuesday night walking along Lee Avenue in North St. Louis, not far from Fairground Park.  They say the suspect was wearing gloves, a likely indicator that he was about to commit a crime with the weapon, possibly murder.

Police say the 19-year-old had the rifle tucked under his shirt and ran from police when confronted. He's now charged with unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.

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