Boston Police arrest two with guns, drugs in Public Garden

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Public Police arrested two people in the Boston Public Garden on Thursday evening on drug and gun charges.

According to the Boston Police, officers responded to a disturbance call near the swan boats when they saw two people smoking marijuana on a bench.

Officers approached the two to speak to them and observed a black backpack between the two men. The suspects stood up quickly and one of the men threw the backpack over his shoulder.

The officers followed and stopped the men, one of whom yelled to passersby, “someone film this!” which caused a crowd to gather.

The officers attempted to frisk one of the men, but the suspect resisted and was placed in handcuffs. Officers then recovered a loaded handgun.

Upon searching the backpack, officers found 626 Xanax pills, nine bags of marijuana, four bags of cocaine, and other drug paraphernalia. They also recovered two counterfeit bills and $2,000 in cash.

The suspects were identified as Mohamed Soltani, 25 of Quincy, and Adnan Tahlil, 22 of Roxbury. Both men will appear in Boston Municipal Court on drug charges, and Soltani will face unlawful possession of a firearm in addition to other charges.

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