September 19, 2018 12:35 pm

Hamilton traffic stop leads to seizure of several firearms

Hamilton Police have seized several firearms after conducting a traffic stop in the city.

Hamilton Police

A traffic stop in Hamilton has led police to the seizure of several firearms.

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Police stopped a vehicle on Barton and Ottawa streets around 10:30 a.m. Monday, but after the driver pulled into a parking lot, police say he fled the scene on foot.

A 21-year-old suspect was arrested a short time later, hiding between parked vehicles.

During a search of the area, police say they found a discarded, loaded .22-calibre handgun and stun gun, while more firearms and ammunition were discovered in the vehicle.

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That led to search warrants being executed at a commercial premise on Parkdale Avenue North and at a home on Robinson Street, where a 21-year-old woman was taken into custody and even more firearms were seized, police said.

The accused are now facing more than 30 firearms-related charges.

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