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PORT ELIZABETH - Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape on Thursday arrested a teenager in possession of an illegal firearm.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the Bethelsdorp Task Team were patrolling in Siyazama Street in Timothy Valley when they saw a male emerge from a yard in Khawuleza Street . 

Naidu said police followed the suspect and when he saw the police vehicle, he attempted to flee into a house. 

Police managed to apprehend the suspect and noticed that he threw a silver object through the safety gate into the house. 

A .38 revolver was discovered in the house.

The teenager was detained on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm.

African News Agency (ANA)