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Transit police were dumbfounded when a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy, arrested Thursday morning with a fully loaded, 9mm automatic handgun, showed up later in the day asking when he would get his gun back.

The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, walked into the district office in downtown Brooklyn with a person he identified as his big brother, said Al O'Leary, a transit spokesman.

"He just inquired . . . about the possibility" of getting his gun back, said Lt. Joseph Lacorazza.

The boy had been stopped when transit police Officer Paul Thompson saw him enter the subway without paying a fare, O'Leary said.

He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a controlled substance and stolen property (the beeper), resisting arrest and theft of service (fare-beating). He was taken to Family Court where he was given a return date and released into the custody of a guardian.

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