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Youth accused of pointing firearm in Moncton

By Brad Perry Sep 5, 2023 | 1:04 PM

A 14-year-old is facing charges after allegedly pointing a firearm at several people in Moncton.

RCMP said they were called to Seaman Street and Mill Street around 8 p.m. on Aug. 28.

They had been told that someone had pointed a firearm at a group of people in the area.

“When police arrived on scene, the individual attempted to leave the scene on foot and threw their backpack when they saw police arrive,” RCMP said in a news release on Tuesday.

Officers quickly contained the area and arrested the youth without incident, according to the release. No injuries were reported.

An RCMP police dog was called in to help locate the firearm and backpack that was allegedly dropped during the incident.

The accused is facing charges of pointing a firearm, resisting arrest, and possessing a prohibited weapon. They are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

A 14-year-old youth has been charged in connection with firearm offences in Moncton, N.B.On August 28, 2023, at…

Posted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick on Tuesday, September 5, 2023


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