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Man arrested after loaded firearm found in duffel bag: Saint John police

A firearm seized in Saint John, N.B., is pictured in this image. (Source: Saint John Police Force) A firearm seized in Saint John, N.B., is pictured in this image. (Source: Saint John Police Force)
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A 35-year-old man was arrested in Saint John, N.B., Thursday after police say they found a loaded firearm in his possession.

According to a news release from police, an officer with the Saint John Police Force saw a man in the 200 block area of Waterloo Street around 6:40 p.m. and believed the duffel bag he was carrying contained a firearm.

Police say the man was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. He was then found to be in possession of a loaded firearm.

The man appeared in court Friday and was charged with:

  • possession of a firearm
  • possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
  • carrying a concealed weapon
  • breach of a court order

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 3 for sentencing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

For more New Brunswick news visit our dedicated provincial page.

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