BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police held gun buyback event today in an effort to get firearms off the streets of Connecticut.

Police say were offering up to $200 for working handguns, up to $100 for rifles and up to $400 for assault rifles.

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Organizers say people were able to turn in their guns anonymously, with no questions asked.

Police say this is the first time they've held a gun buyback event in the community, and so far nearly a thousand guns have been turned in.