FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham woman’s second date with an Andover man, she met on the dating app Tinder, ended with a visit from Framingham Police, Mass State Police Bomb Squad, a dozen Framingham homes evacuated, the 25-year-old man arrested, and 4 guns seized on Sunday night.
Police were called to the Arlington & Waushakum street neighborhoods for a man sitting in a vehicle with at least one gun.
At 8:50 p.m. September 26, Framingham Police arrested David Kessler, 25, of 6 Cindy Lane of Andover. He was charged with multiple counts of possession of a firearm with out an FID card among other charges, according to the public police log.
SOURCE contacted Framingham Police around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, but they did not respond until Monday afternoon.
The digital news outlet requested the booking photo and the report on the incident and additional details again on Monday morning.
Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker told the news outlet he could not release details at this time on Monday, as it was an ongoing investigation.
SOURCE obtained police and court documents at Framingham District Court on the incident.
According to the court documents when the date was ending, Kessler “flashed a firearm” while the two were sitting in Kessler’s vehicle in her neighborhood. The woman went into her house and called police.
When police officers arrived they found Kessler walking on the Framingham street carrying a “tan duffle bag.”
Police found a “switch blade” on Kessler and in the duffle bag was “a torch, an oil rig, and several miscellaneous items used to contain marijuana oils,” according to an incident report.
Kessler told police that he “came to Framingham to take a girl …. out on a second date, that he met on a dating app identified as Tinder.” Kessler told officer then went to a sushi restaurant in Framingham and then he and his date returned back to her house.
Kessler told officers the Framingham woman, who was his date, went inside her home, while he went to grab a few items. But when he tried to get into the house it was “locked.” Kessler told the officers he “called” the woman several times to find out “why she locked the door.”
That is when officers arrived on the scene to find Kessler walking on the street in the Framingham neighborhood.
Police asked Kessler if he had any firearms in his vehicle and if he had a license to carry the firearm.
According to the police incident report, Kessler told officers “I do not wish to talk.”
Police found a “loaded Glock 21 .45, a loaded Glock 19 .9mm, and ammunition” inside Kessler’s Green Buick. The two guns were found in the glove compartment of the vehicle.
After police found the weapons and ammunition in the vehicle, the Mass State Police bomb squad was called to the neighborhood, due to other items observed in the vehicle.
The incident report indicted a Framingham Police Sgt. noticed an “open blue back pack on the rear passenger seat.” The Officer observed “a spool of fuse cord commonly used for fireworks or explosive devices.”
In a “second open compartment of the bag, I observed a steel pipe with a cap thread on one end,” wrote the officer.
According to the incident report, a dozen homes were evacuated near where the vehicle was parked until the Mass “State Police EOD team” could determine if the vehicle was safe.
Mass State Police’s EOD unit determined there was no explosive device in the Buick and the vehicle was safe.
But the Mass State Police, according to the report, found in the vehicle “multiple spools of hobby cord, as well as possible black powder, both of which are used in the manufacturing of homemade explosive devices.”
When the Mass State Police Troopers searched Kessler’s vehicle they located additional firearms.
Troopers found a “tan Glock 17 handgun with a folding brace and a red dot sight was located in a camouflage backpack in the rare seat and an unknown make and model rifle was located in a plastic case in the trunk,” according to court documents.