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.
“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.