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Cape Breton man charged with firearm offences


A man has been charged with firearm offences after an incident in St. Peter’s.


On January 18th, police received a call about a man in a store on Grenville St. wearing an unconcealed handgun on his waist.


Police began investigating the incident and on January 20th RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on Old Band Office Rd. in Chapel Island.


Police say they arrested a 36-year-old man at the home without incident.


During the search police seized a rifle, a number of airsoft handguns and rifles, a prohibited magazine and ammunition.


The man was released from custody on conditions and will be facing charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm.


The man will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court at a later date.

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