A routine traffic stop turned up a handgun in the possession of an ex-convict in Norwalk, authorities said Saturday.

The traffic stop was made at about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 11800 block of Firestone Blvd., according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk station.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the traffic stop, or whether the person was arrested.

No further information was immediately released.

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