March 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Pistol, rifles seized by police in Prince Albert, Sask.

Several weapons, including a pistol, seized by police in Prince Albert, Sask., apartment.

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A man is facing a number of weapon charges after police in Prince Albert, Sask. seized a pistol, rifles and other firearms.

Patrol officers were initially called out to the MacArthur Drive area late Friday afternoon after someone alleged that a man with a handgun tried to get into their vehicle.

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He was then seen entering an apartment building in the 700-block of MacArthur.

Officers went to an apartment in the building where they said a visibly intoxicated man answered the door.

He was arrested for possession of a concealed weapon.

Officers said that during the arrest, they saw several firearms in the apartment.

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The following day, search warrants were executed by police on the man’s vehicle and apartment.

Police officers seized a black SKS rifle, a Ruger 10/22 rifle, a M305 Norinco .308 semi-automatic rifle and two magazines, a 9 millimeter pistol with two magazines, a modified .410 CBC shotgun and a .177 pellet gun, along with large quantities of ammunition.

The 43-year-old Prince Albert man is charged with a number of weapon offences including possession of a handgun for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, not being authorized to carry a concealed handgun and using a handgun while committing an assault with a weapon.

He was schedule to appear in Prince Albert provincial court on Monday.

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