Montreal police officers have confiscated two handguns since last Monday as part of their patrols, in addition to making two arrests.
The City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM) made the announcement in a press release. These were two separate events in the neighborhoods of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie and Ville-Marie.
On August 7, at around 6 p.m., two police officers from the Neighborhood Center (PDQ) intercepted 31 cars on Saint-Denis Avenue near Jean-Talon East Avenue, in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie neighborhood. She then observed a firearm, a loaded 9mm handgun, which the subject was carrying in a shoulder bag. The man was arrested.
The same scenario was repeated. Friday morning, at 3 a.m., patrol officers observed a group of individuals acting suspiciously in front of an apartment tower on René Levesque Avenue West. A man left the group, trying to escape.
Police arrested the 19-year-old man who was also in possession of a fully loaded 9mm handgun. He was arrested despite already being prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Anyone with information about similar events can call 911.