Explosives and firearms seized following disturbance call – Salmon River

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Explosives and firearms seized following disturbance call

Colchester District RCMP responded to a disturbance call at a home on Salmon River Rd. in Salmon River during the evening of May 3.​ While police were investigating the disturbance, firearms and explosives were located inside the home.

As a precaution, police evacuated the building which contained a total of four​ units. Police obtained a warrant, and seized 17 firearms and a large amount of ammunition from the home. In addition,​ explosive​ materials, including a commercial detonator, a grenade, a​ smoke grenade,​ flares, and gun powder. Nobody was injured, and once police had secured the firearms and explosives, the residents were allowed to return to their homes. 

A 55-year-old Salmon River man was arrested at the scene without incident. He was held in custody overnight and was​ released the following day on conditions to appear in Truro Provincial Court on​ June 3,​ for charges including:

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Assault
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Possession of Explosive Device​

The victim of the assault and the accused are known to one another. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the Colchester District RCMP Community Action Team (CAT),​ which is comprised of members from Colchester Street Crime Enforcement Unit and General Investigation Section. Investigators were also assisted​ by​ the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST).

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