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Police find loaded gun in hollowed-out Bible

By Ben Hooper

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.

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"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.

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