East Boston Police Department Successfully Recover Firearm

At about 3:49 AM, on Sunday March 28, 2021, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston), responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Saratoga Street and Wordsworth Street in East Boston. 

While responding to the location, officers were flagged down by an adult female victim who stated that an unknown male tapped on the front passenger window of her vehicle with a gun and then fled on foot.   

The officers were able to apprehend the suspect, later identified as, Reginald Abel, 48, of East Boston. After a brief struggle, officers managed to retrieve the loaded firearm from Abel and placed him under arrest. The loaded firearm was determined to be a Smith & Wesson SW9C, with one round in the chamber and three rounds in the magazine. 

Abel was charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Resisting Arrest. He is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court.