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Boston angler reels in handgun

BOSTON - A Boston man fishing for dinner at a city beach instead came up with an "upsetting and scary" catch — a handgun.

Alberto Pina said he at first thought he'd hooked a big one when his fishing pole bent Sunday afternoon at Carson Beach, a day after he hauled in a 27-inch bluefish.

But what came out of the water was a barnacle-encrusted gun.

The 37-year-old Roxbury man said what was particularly upsetting is that he had his 3-year-old son with him.

Boston police spokeswoman Nicole Grant tells the Boston Herald that Pina called 911 at 6:11 p.m. to report his catch. Detectives were dispatched to the scene to recover the weapon and start an investigation.

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