Police charge man with weapons offences – Bedford

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Police charge man with weapons offences

Police have charged a man with weapons offences in relation to an incident that occurred in Bedford this weekend.

On February 16 at approximately 9:43 a.m., police responded to a report of a man​ in possession of​ a firearm inside a residence in the 600 block of Rocky Lake Drive in Bedford.​ Officers blocked traffic on Rocky Lake Drive and were in the process of​ advising nearby residences when the man exited the residence unarmed​ and was taken into custody without incident.

The residence was searched and a loaded rifle and ammunition was seized.

Tu Tuan Donny Tran, 39, of Bedford was​ wanted on an unrelated warrant and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court​ today to face charges of:

  • Unsafe storage of a firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm contrary to Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm contrary to Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code​
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized contrary to Section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized contrary to Section 92(2) of the Criminal Code​
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm contrary to Section 95(1) of the Criminal Code

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