Holiday: Two men charged after police seized loaded gun in ByWard Market

Two men face a list of charges after police seized a loaded gun at ByWard Market over the long weekend.

Ottawa police say officers from the neighborhood team encountered the men Sunday evening in ByWard Market Square between George and York streets. An interaction with the officers led to their arrest, said the police in a tweet.

The men, aged 19 and 20, are charged with possession of a loaded regulated firearm, careless handling of a firearm, careless handling of ammunition, possession of a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon without a license .

Over the long weekend, officers at the ByWard Market also issued a disabled driver’s license and dumped more than 70 drinks for open alcohol violations. Several disturbances were also broken up, police said.

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