A man carrying firearms was arrested May 28, 2020 on Young Road. (Black Press file)

Camo-clad man carrying guns arrested in Chilliwack

Turns out the guns were trigger locked and the man was subsequently released by RCMP

A man walking down Young Road carrying two firearms was arrested Thursday morning by RCMP.

The incident was over quickly after several people called in the sightings, and front-line officers responded from the Chilliwack detachment.

“There never was any danger to the public,” said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail, UFVRD spokesman. “The safety of the public is always our highest concern.”

Officers responding to the call at about 8 a.m. found the man strolling down Young Road carrying a shotgun and a rifle, and calmly arrested him.

They seized firearms, an ammo belt that was attached, as well as the firearms acquisition licence.

He was released soon after.

“The guns were trigger locked, and he had been walking to an area where he was going to do some shooting legally,” said Rail.

Neighbours were concerned enough about the guns to take to Facebook to ask about what they saw in the Chilliwack neighbourhood of Fairfield Island. They described a man in his 30s, wearing camouflage gear and a bullet belt, and carrying the guns, walking north on Young Road toward Island 22 Regional Park.

One witness said: “I drove by there and saw him. He’s wearing all camo clothes and looked like he had 2 guns holding one and one strapped to his back.”

The police investigation continues.


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
jfeinberg@theprogress.com


@CHWKjourno
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

City of ChilliwackgunsRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Child falls down Bridal Veil Falls near Chilliwack, crews on scene

An 11-year-old boy fell over the falls about 25 to 30 feet and has suffered a head injury

LETTER: An unforgettable birthday

Grace Storteboom of Agassiz thanks everyone for an amazing birthday

Seabird Island community to recieve $2.1 million for community centre

Provincial, federal funding will contribute to local undertaking

Popular retired UFV therapy dog passes away

Mac the Therapy Dog consoled countless students and staff, as well as wildfire victims

Imagination Library Fraser Valley celebrating Christmas in July

Dolly Parton early literacy intiative looking for financial support to help with waitlist

Woman sexually assaulted, robbed near Surrey SkyTrain station: RCMP

Police say the incident happened July 10, just after 11 p.m. near King George SkyTrain station

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Once-in-a-lifetime comet photographed soaring over Abbotsford

Photographer Randy Small captures Comet NEOWISE in early-morning sky

Four-vehicle collision snarls eastbound highway traffic in Fraser Valley

Collision west of Lickman Road on Highway 1 includes three vehicles plus motorcycle

Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Most Read