Alliance police issue warning after teen refuses to drop pellet gun

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Alliance police were called to a house on West Cambridge for a teen bragging about a gun. (Photo courtesy: Alliance police)

ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Alliance Police Department is asking parents to talk to their children about obeying police orders after an incident over the weekend.

Officers were called to West Cambridge Street Sunday evening for a teen bragging about a “9mm pistol.” The caller told dispatchers the teen said the weapon was stolen.

When police arrived, the teen was holding a gun. According to the department, two officers had their weapons drawn as they ordered him to drop it. He didn’t comply and continued to walk towards the officers.

Eventually, the teenager placed the weapon on a small oil drum. Police said they later determined it was a pellet gun with the safety markings removed.

The teen was not arrested or charged.

Alliance police said parents should talk to their children about the importance of following police orders, especially when there is a weapon involved. If anyone has unwanted toy guns, call or bring them to the police station.