- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

CANTON, Mass. (AP) - Police have arrested a man they say offered an undercover detective $20,000 to kill a former business associate.

The Norfolk district attorney’s office says 74-year-old Joseph Eosco, of Westwood, is being held on $130,000 bail on charges including solicitation for murder and illegal firearms possession.

District Attorney Michael Morrissey tells The Patriot Ledger (https://bit.ly/1BaCLXq ) that police received information that a man in Westwood was looking for a hit man.

An undercover detective posing as a hired gun made contact several times with the suspect, who allegedly offered $20,000 for the hit.

Authorities say the suspect also had guns for which he did not have a license.

The suspect was in jail and it could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

The alleged target was unharmed.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, https://www.patriotledger.com

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