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Man charged after allegedly taking BB firearm to Charlottetown Airport

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘Police found the gun, which turned out to be a BB pistol.’
  • Police were called to Charlottetown Airport after security said a man inside the terminal structure with what was supposed to be a firearm.

Police were called to Charlottetown Airport after security officials said a man inside the terminal structure with what was supposed to be a gun.

Charlottetown police say the airport security team saw what seemed to be a weapon in the guy’s back pocket on Thursday at about 5:30 a.m.

When officers answered their attention, the man was outside the main arrival doors and was arrested without happening. 

“Police located the gun, which turned out to be a BB gun,” police said Monday afternoon.

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man inside the terminal structure with what was supposed to be a gun

 Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport Authority, affirmed “a security danger at the Charlottetown Airport that needed an answer from Charlottetown Police Services.”

He directed all other inquiries to the police, adding that the event did not impact airport operations or flights.

Police say the suspect was brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown for a mental health check. 

The probe continues, and police anticipate charges to be laid once the person is released from the hospital.

Source – cbc.ca

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