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Two cuffed after child abuse investigation in the Bronx leads to weapons bust

Photo via Twitter/NYPD 52nd Precinct

An investigation into child abuse led to a gun bust in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon.

At 4 p.m. on March 10, an on-duty New York City Administration for Children’s Services employee responded to a 911 call regarding suspected weapons and allegations of child abuse at the home of 36-year-old Ronnie Alcantara and 33-year-old Gloria Duval, in the vicinity of Grand Concourse and Bedford Boulevard. The victim is said to be a 14-year-old girl.

The ACS employee was joined by officers from the 52nd Precinct, who executed a search warrant on the premises. The search uncovered a number of weapons, including guns with bullets, swords and brass knuckles.

The police took Alcantara and Duval into custody. Alcantara was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm, reckless endangerment, criminal obstruction of breathing, and menacing, while Duval was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm, reckless endangerment.

 

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