Man faces 14 weapon charges following rural P.E.I. incident

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Police say they seized these weapons during a search of the Tryon property. (RCMP - image credit)
Police say they seized these weapons during a search of the Tryon property. (RCMP - image credit)

A man arrested in Tryon, P.E.I., last week following a disturbance at a home now faces a total of 17 charges, including 14 related to weapons.

In a news release Thursday, RCMP said a man in his 20s who was armed had barricaded himself inside the home, and refused to cooperate with police.

Wayne Thibodeau/CBC
Wayne Thibodeau/CBC

Several specialized policing services were called in. After about two hours police arrested the man without incident.

After the arrest, police said they executed a search warrant at the home and seized three unsecured firearms and various types of ammunition.

The man appeared in Summerside Provincial Court later that same day, and was charged with:

  • Three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

  • Three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

  • Three counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.

  • Three counts of possessing a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.

  • Two counts of assault.

  • Two counts of careless use of a firearm.

  • One count of uttering threats

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on June 20.

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