BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police arrested a Tennessee man Monday after he was found carrying a backpack full of handguns and ammunition at South Station.
John Pierre of Lutts, Tennesse is facing charges of several counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was found with 11 guns, 16 magazines, and several boxes of ammunition in his backpack. Boston Police said in a statement he purchased the firearms out of state and was planning to travel to Boston to illegally distribute the firearms to various individuals.
Pierre arrived at South Station at around 2:25 p.m. on Monday and was seen carrying a backpack that appeared to be weighed down, according to Boston Police. He began walking toward the escalator while changing with the hand he held the bag with.
When Pierre got to the bottom of the escalator, he was met by police officers who arrested him without incident. The investigation into Pierre was conducted jointly with members of the Boston Police Department’s Youth Violence Strike Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.
Pierre is set to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.