Police charge man with weapons offences


**** HRP Media Release

Police charge man with weapons offences

Police have charged a man with weapons offences in relation to an incident that occurred yesterday in Halifax.

At approximately 3:05 p.m., police responded to a report of a man​ in possession of​ a firearm on Hartlen Avenue in Halifax.​ Officers took a man into custody without incident and seized a loaded handgun.

William Anthony Cohoon 28, of Halifax will appear in Halifax Provincial Court​ today to face charges of:

  • Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition

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