Police seize loaded firearm

Vernon-Okanagan-Nord

2023-02-06 08:36 HNP

Dossier nº 2023-1658

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On Thursday, February 2nd, 2023, RCMP in Vernon responded to a report that a man who had overdosed was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., a member of the public found an unresponsive man who had apparently overdosed in the 4500-block of 27th Street. When the bystander began to administer first aid, they found what appeared to be a firearm strapped to the man's body underneath his coat. Police were called and frontline officers responded immediately to the scene and seized a .22 calibre firearm and loaded magazine. The responding officer administered a dose of nasal naloxone to the man who later regained consciousness and was transported to hospital.

The 23-year old Vernon man was released from custody and faces a number of potential firearms related charges.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chris Terleski
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Vernon-Okanagan-Nord
3402, 30e Rue, Vernon (C.-B.) V1T 5E5
Bureau : 250-260-7161
Télécopieur : 250-260-7191

Courriel : medias_vernon@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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