Springfield police seized 9MM handgun, arrested man

Man arrested on King Street

Photo courtesy Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man was arrested in Springfield Thursday evening after police say they received a call about a man walking around with a gun in the city’s Old Hill neighborhood.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, officers found a man matching the caller’s description on King Street. Delaney said officers carefully approached 22-year-old Herbert Powell and were able to disarm him quickly.

Police seized a 9MM semi-automatic handgun and arrested Powell, who is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Springfield District Court on a charge of carrying a loaded firearm.