Man facing charges after Cape Breton police seize weapons, ammunition, RCMP uniform

By The Canadian Press

Police in Cape Breton say a man is facing 21 charges after they seized seven firearms, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and police clothing and equipment believed to be from the RCMP and Ontario Provincial Police.

Cape Breton Regional Police issued a statement Friday saying officers were dispatched on May 11 to investigate a domestic disturbance in Sydney, N.S., adding that the 30-year-old suspect fled the scene.

Police say he was arrested the next day in Millville, N.S., northwest of Sydney.

Investigators later obtained search warrants for two residences in Millville, where they seized the firearms, ammunition and police paraphernalia, including an authentic RCMP uniform, two peak caps, a Mountie’s Stetson and two OPP Stetsons and other OPP gear.

The suspect, who is from Millville, was scheduled to appear in Sydney provincial court on Friday.

He is facing numerous charges, including possessing police articles without authorization, pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm, assault with a weapon, careless storage of a firearm and flight from police.



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