San Fernando man chased by police, found with gun and ammo

San Fernando man chased by police, found with gun and ammo

A 28-year-old man is currently in police custody following the discovery of a firearm and a quantity of ammunition early Saturday morning.

Officers were patrolling Hankey Street, San Fernando, when they saw a man acting suspiciously.

Upon seeing the officers, the man ran into an open field which caused the officers to chase the suspect on foot.

The suspect then removed an object from his waist and proceeded to hide it in a plant, before being subdued by officers along a track at Mt Moriah Road, San Fernando.

A search of the suspect and his immediate vicinity revealed a 45 calibre pistol outfitted with a magazine with nine rounds of 45 calibre ammunition, which was seized.

The San Fernando man was immediately arrested and taken to the San Fernando Police Station pending further enquiries.

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