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Teen had loaded, illegal handgun at Nassau University Medical Center, police say

An East Meadow teen was arrested and charged with possessing a loaded, illegal handgun inside a hospital, Nassau County police said.

Pouchino Alexandre, 17, was admitted to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow on Sunday evening after having a seizure at a fast-food restaurant, police said on Tuesday. While detectives were investigating, Alexandre was found to have a loaded and defaced handgun, police said.

Police charged Alexandre with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of criminal possession of a firearm.

His arraignment will be held "when medically practical," police said. Police did not provide further information. 


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