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Tyrone Strickland arrested for carrying weapon on Capitol Heights Elementary School property

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An 18-year-old{ }has been arrested for having a gun on the grounds of Capitol Heights Elementary School.

Police say Tyrone Strickland, of Capitol Heights, was booked on three firearm charges.

On May 23, officers responded to reports of a male, wearing a red shirt with long dreadlocks, pulling a gun from his waistband and waiving it in the air. Upon arrival, they saw Strickland taking off his shirt while walking away from the school’s playground, police say.{ }Officers also found a Smith and Wesson 357 Magnum revolver handgun next to a slide on the playground.

Police say Strickland later admitted to possessing the handgun. He is being held at the Upper Marlboro Department of Corrections.

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