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Sea Lots man held with assault rifle

An assault rifle and magazine containing 26 rounds of ammunition were confiscated during a crime-eradication in Sea Lots this morning.  PHOTO COURTESY THE TTPS
An assault rifle and magazine containing 26 rounds of ammunition were confiscated during a crime-eradication in Sea Lots this morning. PHOTO COURTESY THE TTPS

Police responding to reports that men were seen with guns in Sea Lots arrested a 27-year-old man and confiscated a high-powered assault rifle this morning.

At around 7.50 am the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) received reports that men with guns were walking along Production Avenue.

When they went there, several men saw the police car and started running in different directions. Police left the car, chased the men and went along a track, where they began to search an abandoned lot.

They reached a river and found a yellow plastic bag containing a rifle and magazine with 26 rounds of ammunition.

They saw a nearby abandoned wooden house and arrested one of the suspects, who was hiding inside.

Both the gun and the man were taken to the Besson Street Police Station pending further inquiries.

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