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Muscatine Police convince teen to surrender gun

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Police said they spent more than an hour and a half negotiating with a teenager they saw trying to go into a Muscatine store while holding a gun.

Muscatine Police said that shortly after midnight on Thursday, January 9, 2014 a 17-year-old boy tried to enter the Circle K Convenience Store with what police later discovered was a BB handgun.

Police negotiated with the teen for about an hour and a half before he willingly gave up the gun.

The teenager was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

No injuries were reported.