Police and city leaders in East Palo Alto are hosting the third annual gun buy-back event today, where they will be offering money in exchange for firearms, police said.

East Palo Alto police and city leaders will be offering money for guns in their third annual gun buy-back event today, police said.

Councilman David Woods will be joining police officers as they give away a $100 American Express cash card in exchange for each firearm.

The buy-back will be held at the East Palo Alto Government Center at 2415 University Ave. between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Police are asking that firearms be transported unloaded and in the trunk of a vehicle. Participants are also directed to stay in their vehicles until they receive directions.