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Wis teen arrested for carrying modified pellet gun

MADISON (AP) -- A Madison 13-year-old has been arrested for allegedly brandishing a modified pellet gun that others mistook for a machine gun.

Madison police say a number of people contacted them Thursday morning after seeing the teen swinging around a gun.

Officers found the boy seated in a bus shelter with the gun on his lap. One officer pulled out his firearm and ordered the teen to stand with his hands on the shelter wall.

WMTV-TV says the teen complied, explaining the gun was just a pellet gun. Its orange tip had been removed so only a small portion remained.

The teen was arrested on tentative charges of disorderly conduct and possession of a pellet gun by a person under 18. The officer also counseled the boy on the dangers of carrying around a weapon others might think is real.

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