Monday, March 24, 2014

Prince Rupert RCMP take three into custody related to a weapons complaint

The Prince Rupert RCMP is very concerned that these weapons were located in the community. We are pleased that these dangerous weapons are no longer in the hands of these two men...  We take these matters very seriously and are continuing to actively investigate this matter.-- Constable Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP on a weapons related incident from the weekend.

Last Friday night/Saturday morning provided some tense moments in the downtown area, as members of the Prince Rupert Detachment of the RCMP effected three arrests related to a weapons call at a downtown pub.

Shortly after the midnight hour, the RCMP were called to the downtown core of the city after receiving a complaint that several men inside of Johnny B's pub were in possession of weapons.

As the RCMP arrived on scene they located the men in question outside of the pub on Second Avenue West and immediately took them into custody without incident.

In the course of their investigation police located a black pellet gun, which appeared to be a real
Weapons from March 21 incident
handgun as well as a stun gun believed to operate in excess of 2 million votes.

The weapons were discovered concealed on two of the men and were seized.

Charges of Carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purposed have been recommended in relation to the incident.

In addition to the weapons charges a third man was taken into custody for unrelated matters consisting of Uttering threats, Intimidating a Justice participant and Breach of recognizance.

All three of the men taken into custody are from the Prince Rupert area and are awaiting their first appearance date at the Prince Rupert Provincial Law Courts.

Should anyone have further information on this incident, they are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

More on the Friday night incident can be found from this media release.

Past items from Northwest Emergency Services can be found on our archive page.

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