San Fernando man held for gun possession and assault

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.

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