Sawed-off shotgun seized from man on Main Street in Oliver

Cops seize gun on Main St.

The Oliver RCMP arrested an armed man on Main Street this week.

Police were called on Tuesday at 1:20 p.m. for a report of a man outside a bank with a firearm in his waistband.

Officers attended and took two men into custody. A sawed-off shotgun, with no ammunition, was located in an adjacent vehicle associated to the two men. Both men cooperated with police and nothing further was found in the vehicle to suggest criminal intent.

“I have been in contact with the financial institution and a local business operator and verified that at no time were there any threats nor violence associated to this incident,” advised Sgt. Don Wrigglesworth.

“This high risk matter was responded to and controlled with public and police safety at the forefront of our minds and thankfully the incident was resolved peacefully. Any time a prohibited gun is possessed by an individual, and carried in their waist band, I presume that the intent to do so is not for any good reason.”

A 33-year-old Oliver man is facing firearms charges and is due in court in April. The second male was released without charge.

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