Dangerous offender, 43, arrested after rifle discovered at event in Onion Lake Cree Nation

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On Saturday security personnel at a checkpoint for an event in Onion Lake Cree Nation found a bag containing a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition, according to RCMP.  (Submitted by RCMP - image credit)
On Saturday security personnel at a checkpoint for an event in Onion Lake Cree Nation found a bag containing a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition, according to RCMP. (Submitted by RCMP - image credit)

A man with dangerous offender status has been arrested and charged after a semi-automatic rifle was found during an event on the Onion Lake Cree Nation, RCMP say.

On Saturday afternoon security personnel at a checkpoint for the event found a bag with the rifle and ammunition inside of it, according to an RCMP news release.

The security guards called police and further investigation led officers to a man who allegedly owns the bag.

He was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants from Alberta, according to police, and was prohibited from possessing a gun.

He is also a court-designated dangerous offender.

The man was arrested at a home in Onion Lake and charged with numerous offences,including carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and three counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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