MassBay Student Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charge

WELLESLEY (AP) — A Massachusetts college student is being held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to the community after police arrested him with a loaded semiautomatic weapon in his backpack.

Darryl Max Dookhran of Boston pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday on charges including carrying a firearm without a license and firearms violations with three prior violent crimes on his record.

Wellesley police say the 18-year-old scuffled with detectives during his arrest Thursday in the registrar’s office at MassBay Community College.

The semi-automatic TEC-9 gun found in Dookhran's possession.

The semi-automatic TEC-9 gun found in Dookhran's possession. (Credit: Wellesley Police Department)

Detectives allege the Tec-9 weapon was loaded with an 18-round magazine and a round in the chamber. Police say they were tipped off by someone who saw the gun.

His attorney said in court that Dookhran did not know the firearm was in his backpack.

A dangerousness hearing is set for Tuesday.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports.

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