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RCMP seize weapons from suspicious Okanagan man

Just before 10 a.m., the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of a suspicious man sleeping in a vehicle in the parking lot of Okanagan Landing Plaza on 25th Ave in Vernon.

Upon arrival, officers found a lone man sleeping in the driver seat of a vehicle, who had allegedly been there for over three hours.

<who>Photo Credit: BC RCMP

When speaking to the male driver, officers observed what they believed to be a long gun in the rear of the vehicle and placed the driver under arrest "for officer safety." Through further investigation and search of the vehicle, officers located numerous weapons including an antique revolver, a .22 calibre rifle, ammunition, numerous knives and imitation weapons.

"Investigators had the authority to seize the weapons from the vehicle however insufficient grounds existed that would permit further contemplation of possible charges against the 26-year-old male driver from Surrey, B.C. The diligence exercised by the initiating officers permitted us to remove these weapons from circulation amongst the criminal element," Stated Cst. Kelly Brett.



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