Teen charged after yelling 'he has a gun!' in Milford mall

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A Branford teenager was arrested Wednesday after a security guard heard him yell "he has a gun!" inside the food court at the Milford mall.

Police said Alex Hopkins, 19, told them he was only joking when he yelled the statement inside the packed food court at the Westfield Connecticut Post Shopping Mall on the Boston Post Road.

Police charged Hopkins with breach of peace and was expected to appear in court Feb. 13.

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