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Couple Arrested After Loaded Gun Found Near Toddler In Baby Carriage

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Jonathan Bijoel and Cassandra Gagnon (Courtesy: Manchester Police)

Jonathan Bijoel and Cassandra Gagnon (Courtesy: Manchester Police)

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – A New Hampshire couple is facing several charges after police say they found a loaded gun hidden near a child in a baby carriage.

Officers were called to Kelley and Rimmon Streets in Manchester Monday evening for a report of an assault.

After speaking with the victim, police tracked down the suspect, 28-year-old Jonathan Bijoel. He was walking his one-year-old daughter in a baby carriage along with his girlfriend, 23-year-old Cassandra Gagnon.

“As the officers approached Gagnon took control of the carriage and attempted to walk away but the trio was ultimately detained without incident,” Manchester police Lt. Maureen Tessier said in a statement.

“Further investigation lead to the recovery of a loaded 9mm handgun from the storage area of the carriage located under the child’s seat. The gun was later determined to have been stolen.”

Bijoel and Gagnon were arrested.

He’s charged with robbery, theft of a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm, which was tied to a felony conviction out of Arizona in 2001. He was also held for violating bail.

Gagnon is charged with falsifying physical evidence and violating bail.

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