POLICE – Loaded shotgun found in backpack after downtown incident

Charges are pending against a 36-year-old man after an incident in the downtown area Monday.

Just after noon, Kamloops RCMP were alerted that a man was acting strangely near the corner of Seymour Street and 6th Avenue.  Police found a man rolling on the ground.

“He was acting confused and had difficulty communicating with the officers.  One officer noted that he was carrying a small baggie that appeared to have the residue of a controlled substance in it,” said police.

The man was arrested.  When his backpack was searched at the detachment, a loaded sawed off shotgun was found.

The suspect is from Kamloops.  All evidence has been forward to the B.C. Prosecution Service who will determine charges.


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