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Man arrested after bringing gun into North Charleston church service

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A 23-year-old Folly Road man is being charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol by North Charleston Police.

Officials say shortly after 12 p.m. Monday officers were dispatched to the Awakening Church on Leeds Avenue in reference to an unknown male “acting nervous” during church service.

Police say the man had a loaded 9mm handgun on him along with one additional magazine.

NCPD says the man was taken into custody and has been admitted into a facility for mental evaluation.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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