Police officer's lost firearm magazine, ammunition found

A police news release said it is illegal for members of the public to possess police-issued equipment. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)
A police news release said it is illegal for members of the public to possess police-issued equipment. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)

Halifax police say a firearm magazine containing ammunition that was lost by an officer on Friday night has been found.

According to a news release, the magazine became detached from the officer's belt while the officer was on duty.

Halifax Regional Police
Halifax Regional Police

The magazine was found on Monday afternoon in the area where it was believed to have been lost.

It's illegal for members of the public to possess police-issued equipment, police said. There are also penalties for unlawful possession of police articles.

In an email to CBC News after the items went missing, a police spokesperson said they posed "some risk" to the public.

Police did not say specifically where or when the items were lost, only that they were believed to be at an outdoor location within the force's jurisdiction.

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