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Teen arrested in Laguna after women say he approached them with handgun at gas station

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Four women called Laguna Beach police to the Mobil gas station at North Coast Highway and Broadway Street late Thursday to report that a teenager had approached them with a handgun in his waistband.
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Laguna Beach police arrested a 17-year-old boy who several woman said approached them at a gas station carrying a handgun in his waistband, according to a police report.

Four women called police to the Mobil station at North Coast Highway and Broadway Street at 11:16 p.m. Thursday.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of possessing a concealed firearm. He also had a pocketknife in his pants pocket, according to the report.

Laguna Beach police Sgt. Jim Cota said the .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun was unloaded. It was registered to a Laguna Niguel resident but was not reported stolen, Cota said.

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The teen was reported as a runaway from Laguna Niguel a month earlier, according to Cota. The police report said his mother was notified of the incident and was taken to Juvenile Hall to meet him.

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