Boys charged with pointing replica handguns at paramedics

The boys, 12 and 14, were arrested after officers were called to the 6500 block of South Langley Avenue to assist the Chicago Fire Department, police said.

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The boys were allegedly carrying replica handguns when they were arrested on Oct. 7, 2019, in the 6500 block of South Langley Avenue in Woodlawn.

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A pair of boys were arrested Monday after allegedly pointing replica handguns at fire department personnel in Woodlawn on the South Side.

A 12-year-old and a 14-year-old are charged with one felony count of aggravated assault to emergency medical services personnel and one misdemeanor count of possessing replica firearms, according to Chicago police.

About 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 6500 block of South Langley Avenue to assist paramedics after someone pointed a gun at them, police and Chicago Fire Department officials said. There, officers saw two males who fit a description.

The boys were taken into custody, and two replica handguns were recovered, police said.

Both are scheduled to appear in juvenile court Oct. 28.

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