Calgary, AB,

Charges in Weapons Offences

The Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit has charged a former student following an investigation into the discovery of guns hidden at the University of Calgary.

On Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, electrical contractors working at the University of Calgary located a box containing two unloaded .45 calibre semi-automatic pistols in a false ceiling in the Earth Sciences building.  Campus Security and the Calgary Police Service were notified and commenced a seven-week investigation.

A person of interest was identified early in the investigation. The person of interest, and other individuals, were monitored throughout this investigation and it was determined that the risk to students and staff at the University of Calgary was minimal.

The person of interest, a 24-year-old man from Calgary, was arrested earlier today, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, and is currently facing the following charges:

  • two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
  • two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose,
  • two counts of possession of a weapon obtained by crime, and
  • one count of possessing a firearm knowing serial number altered, defaced or removed.

His name will be released once he has seen a Justice of the Peace and the charges have been confirmed.