Port Moody police take down man at gunpoint on firearms charges

PoMo police say they initiated a "high-risk" vehicle stop after receiving a report that a man was driving with a handgun in his possession

Port Moody Police arrested a man at gunpoint at the corner of Ioco Road and Heritage Mountain Boulevard during afternoon rush hour Wednesday.

A 23-year-old Richmond man is facing charges after he was arrested on firearms charges.

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Sgt. Ian Morrison said police received a report from a member of the public that the man was driving south on Heritage Mountain at 4:46 p.m. with a handgun in his possession.

Police initiated what Sgt. Morrison said was a “high-risk” vehicle stop at the busy intersection and arrested the man without further incident. However, because of the potential danger of the situation police pointed a handgun at the alleged offender during the take-down.

“The male was arrested at gunpoint and taken safely into custody,” Sgt. Morrison said, noting that a “high-risk” vehicle stop involves careful and calm techniques so as not to endanger the officers or the public.

In addition to firearms charges, the man faces drug trafficking charges. 

The man’s name is not being released as charges are still pending. The type of gun in the man's possession is also not being released at this time, Sgt. Morrison said.

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