Mattapan resident doing yard work finds handgun

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are thanking a Mattapan resident for turning in a firearm they found Saturday while doing some spring yard work.

Officers responding to a report of a found firearm about 2:10 p.m. near the intersection of Mattapan Street and Fottler Road met a local resident who said they were getting ready to mow their lawn when they found a silver firearm, police said in a post on the department’s website.

The officers later recovered a Cobra Enterprises CA .380 pistol.

In their post, police wrote, “To the citizen who prevented a dangerous weapon from falling into the wrong hands, we commend you and say thank you!”

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