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* Reginald Battle and Christian Williams arrested at Laney College in Oakland for carrying assault weapons

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Oakland police arrested two men on weapons charges Monday morning after receiving a tip that the pair were carrying guns onto the campus of Laney College, a police spokeswoman said.Officers from the Police Department’s violent crimes unit made the arrests outside a classroom when a .40-caliber handgun was allegedly found in the possession of Reginald Battle, 20, of Oakland and a Tec-9 assault weapon was found on Christian Williams, 21, also of Oakland, Officer Holly Joshi said.The two men are believed to be members of an East Oakland gang, Joshi said.The suspects, both of whom were on probation, were arrested on numerous weapons charges, including possession of an assault weapon, having a firearm on a school campus, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.Officials at Laney College refrained from commenting on the arrests before it could be confirmed that the two men were actually students of the school.

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