A Peterborough man faces a firearms-related charge following an incident on a Go Transit bus in Peterborough on Thursday evening.
According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 6:15 p.m., officers responded to a call from a passenger on a Go Transit bus who reported seeing a male passenger in possession of a hand gun in a backpack.
Officers met the bus when it arrived at the terminal at 6:40 p.m. and asked all passengers to de-bus.
Police say the man was not located and determined he had gotten off the bus in the area of George and Townsend streets.
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The man was then found at George and Rink streets. A search of his backpack found a black air soft replica Glock-style handgun.
Police learned the man was under a firearms prohibition order that was issued in February.
The 37-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm contrary to a court order.
He was released at the scene and will appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 9.