Ypsilanti police arrest 2 men with loaded handguns near 14A-2 District Court
Two Detroit men, one of whom led officers on a short chase, were arrested with loaded handguns Monday morning in Ypsilanti outside of the 14A-2 District Court.
Lt. Craig Annas saw the two men in the parking lot at 415 W. Michigan Ave. next to their motorcycles about 11:15 a.m., Ypsilanti police said in a statement. Annas saw a 24-year-old man pull a handgun from the compartment of one motorcycle and place it in the waistband of his pants. Annas then alerted patrol officers, who went to approach the men.
When the 24-year-old saw the officers, he took off on foot, throwing the weapon down on the ground. Police eventually caught and arrested him. The loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was recovered.
The second man, a 22-year-old from Detroit, attempted to leave the area on foot walking toward the back of the nearby police department building, but officers confronted him and arrested him. They found a loaded 9-mm semi-automatic handgun in his waistband.
The men were taken to the police department for processing and questioning before being transported to the Washtenaw County Jail, where they are currently waiting to be arraigned. They’re expected to face charges of carrying a concealed weapon.