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Police recover sword, gun in gang investigation

Police say one suspect was driving stolen SUV

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police said they recovered a loaded handgun and a sword while attempting to prevent gang-related violence early Sunday morning.

The Madison Police Department's Crime Prevention and Gang Unit learned about possible trouble at a social gathering in the 1500 block of Trailsway, where a party was being held.

Officers saw a car and a stolen SUV leave the area at about 1:48 a.m., according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Police said they stopped both vehicles, and the driver of the SUV, a 17-year-old Madison man, was arrested on a charge of operating a stolen vehicle.

Police said there were five men in the car, and all of them were arrested on charges of unlawful trespass at the Trailsway address.

Police said they found a handgun and a 15-18-inch Japanese-style sword under the driver's seat.

Madison police said the investigation is active and ongoing.

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