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Gun, knives seized by Saskatoon police during seat belt infraction traffic stop

A Saskatoon police officer said he spotted a gun in a vehicle after he pulled it over for a passenger not wearing a seat belt.
A Saskatoon police officer said he spotted a gun in a vehicle after he pulled it over for a passenger not wearing a seat belt. File / Global News

A passenger who was not wearing his seat belt is now facing weapons charges after a traffic stop by a Saskatoon police officer.

The traffic unit member pulled the vehicle over for the seat belt infraction at roughly 11:15 a.m. CT on June 22 at the intersection of Avenue T South and 22nd Street West.

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Police said a gun was spotted by the officer in the backseat as he approached the vehicle.

The officer then searched a backpack the passenger had, finding two knives, a large metal bar, a three-foot chain with a large metal pin on the end, and a hatchet.

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The 28-year-old man was arrested and is facing charges of possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of a concealed weapon.

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