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Man arrested on firearm charges

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A 30-year-old man was charged in 3rd District Court on Monday with carrying a gun without a permit after he bought a loaf of bread last week and a bakery worker saw the gun partially tucked inside his pants.

The worker at La Diana bakery, 56 S. 900 West, called police. When they arrived, the man ran and hid in a nearby alley, even after being told to stop, according to court documents.

Officers tackled the man, and a .44-caliber pistol was found about 50 feet away. Police say the man said he purchased the gun for $20 at the homeless shelter. He also said he was in the U.S. illegally, police said.

The man was charged with possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony, and failure to stop at the command of an officer, a class A misdemeanor. He is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on $5,000 bail.