RCMP seize pellet gun, stun gun in downtown Prince Rupert

A pellet gun and a stun gun were seized by Prince Rupert RCMP on March 21.

A pellet gun and stun gun were seized from men in Prince Rupert's downtown core.

A pellet gun and a stun gun were seized by Prince Rupert RCMP on March 21.

The Prince Rupert RCMP General Investigation Section received a complaint of a number of men inside Johnny B’s Pub who were believed to be in possession of a handgun and stun gun at about 12:15 a.m. Police located the men outside of the bar and they were taken into custody without incident.

RCMP located a black pellet gun which, appeared similar to a real gun, as well as a stun gun believed to operate in excess of two million volts.

Police have recommended the two be charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

“The Prince Rupert RCMP is very concerned that these weapons were located in the community. We are pleased that these dangerous weapons are no longer in the hands of these two men,” said Const. Matt Ericson, spokesperson for the Prince Rupert RCMP.

Additionally, a third man was taken into RCMP custody for unrelated matters consisting of Uttering Threats, Intimidating a Justice Participant and Breach of Recognition.

All three males are from the Prince Rupert area and are awaiting appearance date at the Prince Rupert Provincial Law Courts.