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.