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A 32-year-old Amherst man was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly dropping a revolver in the 900 block of Fillmore Avenue. Police caught up with him Monday afternoon on Strauss Street and wrestled him to the ground.

Taurean Smith of Fairgreen Drive, was caught in the rear of a house in the second block of Strauss about 1 p.m. Police reported spotting him drop the revolver after getting out of the passenger side of a car stopped in the 900 block of Fillmore and running down Wilson Street to Strauss Street.