(1) Without making an arrest, a law enforcement officer may stop any person in a public
place whom such officer reasonably suspects is committing, has committed or is about
to commit a crime and may demand of the name, address of such suspect and an explanation
of such suspect's actions.
(2) When a law enforcement officer has stopped a person for questioning pursuant to
this section and reasonably suspects that such officer's personal safety requires
it, such officer may frisk such person for firearms or other dangerous weapons. If the law enforcement officer finds a firearm or weapon, or other thing, the possession
of which may be a crime or evidence of crime, such officer may take and keep it until
the completion of the questioning, at which time such officer shall either return
it, if lawfully possessed, or arrest such person.
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