NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department shared pictures of a seized Bible that was found to contain a loaded Glock 17 handgun.
The police department's 70th precinct shared a pair of pictures on Twitter of the Bible and gun seized during an early Monday traffic stop that led to three arrests.
"The dangers our officers encounter," the tweet said.
Police said the vehicle was pulled over about 2:30 a.m. Monday and searched when officers detected the scent of marijuana. Investigators said they found marijuana, a gravity knife and the hollowed-out King James Bible containing a loaded Glock 17.
DeShawn Thompson, 24, Santina Ferguson, 21, and Andre Allen, 34, were arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.