WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — Police in West Melbourne said they worked to secure a school after reports of a man walking around with a rifle.
Officers were called to search for a man with a gun near Pineapple Cove Classical Academy on Tuesday.
The incident caused great concern and prompted a multi-agency police response involving K-9s and a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter for support.
Police said they found Enrique Martinez nearby, but he didn’t have a gun.
But upon a second search, they said they discovered the weapon.
Martinez was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.
Police said Martinez was recently arrested by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of drug equipment.
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