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Cops: Man illegally had handgun

Nassau police dispatched to a Roosevelt home Saturday night to help a man who injured himself with a doorknob arrested another resident at the home on charges of illegally possessing a loaded handgun.

First Precinct officers were called out at about 3:50 p.m. to 43 John St., where they found a 22-year-old man with a cut on the left side of his face, police said. The man told officers he was injured after hitting his face on a doorknob in his home. A police spokesman said the department had no details on what led the man to hit his face against the doorknob.

As officers tended to the man, they discovered a .380-caliber handgun loaded with two bullets on the driveway. Police said Wesley Jackson, 25, who resides at the house, claimed ownership of the weapon.

He was arrested "without incident" and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third and second degree. Jackson was arraigned Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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