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PG RCMP locate cache of weapons in response of increased complaints downtown

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Prince George RCMP’s Downtown Safety Unit seized a variety of weapons from residents following a week-long blitz in the downtown core.

It’s in response to increasing complaints of violence and aggressive behavior.

Among the weapons seized were 4 bats, several axes and hatchets, over 15 knives, machetes, and other edged weapons, bear spray, two pellet guns and an improvised firearm, bolt cutters, and several impact weapons, including a pipe and a large piece of steel.

“The number of weapons seized in downtown Prince George in this short period of time is certainly concerning to me as a police officer,” states Sgt. Kurt Chapman, Commander of the Community Policing Unit.

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“With the proliferation of drugs in this area, many of the residents arm themselves with weapons to protect against the ever-present threat of violence. My concern is for those who live and work in the downtown core.”

Mounties will continue to monitor those who possess weapons in the downtown core.

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