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Teen runs from police while armed

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A Waterloo teen is behind bars after leading police on a chase and carrying a gun.

On Saturday police found 17-year-old Walter Smith Jr. near Center Street and Utica Street in Waterloo.

Police tried to stop him, and he took off running.

After a short chase Smith was taken into custody.

During the investigation officers discovered Smith had a gun in his possession.

He faces several charges for carrying a firearm.

He's currently being held at the juvenile detention center.

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