One man has been arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, following a report of common assault against a 37-year-old San Fernando man, which occurred last night.
The victim told police he was walking along Coffee Street, San Fernando, around 7:50pm on Tuesday when a male suspect walked up behind him and pointed a firearm in his direction.
The victim became fearful for his life and ran off.
He subsequently heard several loud explosions.
The man then stopped a police vehicle which was on mobile patrol in the area and made a report about the incident.
Officers made checks for the gunman and subsequently apprehended him a short distance away.
A search resulted in one Browning pistol, loaded with a magazine containing seven rounds of .38mm ammunition in the suspect’s possession.
The man; a 53-year-old of San Fernando was arrested in connection with the incident and the find.
Investigations are ongoing.