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Shot fired from stern of Cross Sound Ferry leads to 2 arrests

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Michael Richard and Michael McMahon were arrested after a shot was fired from the stern of the Cross Sound Ferry in New London. (New London police) Michael Richard and Michael McMahon were arrested after a shot was fired from the stern of the Cross Sound Ferry in New London. (New London police)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

Two men were arrested after an incident the led to a shot being fired from the stern of the Cross Sound Ferry in New London.

Police said they arrested 53-year-old Michael Richard of Blythewood, SC and 55-year-old Michael McMahon on Wednesday night.

They said they received a call from ferry personnel just before 9:15 p.m.

Police said the ferry was returning from Block Island at the time.

Multiple witnesses, including off duty officers from other towns, pointed out who was involved in the incident.

A glock 43 9 mm. handgun was seized.

No one was hurt and no damage was reported.

Richard was charged with carrying a firearm under the influence, carrying a firearm without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace.

McMahon was charged with breach of peace and carrying a firearm under the influence.

Both suspects were released after posting $10,000 bonds.

They were given court dates of Sept. 6.

Police said the U.S. Coast Guard also assisted in the investigation.

"No one was harmed in any way during the incident," said Block Island Ferry Services in a statement. "Local law enforcement handled the situation expeditiously at the dock in New London. Pending a USCG investigation, we are refraining from any further comment at this time."

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