Comox man charged after report of firearm at Quinsam lake campsite

A 43-year-old man has been charged with several offences after Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of a firearm being pointed at people in a campsite near Quinsam Lake.

Police were alerted late Friday. Officers and a police dog located a suspect leaving the area in a truck on the Gibson Main Logging Road and took him into custody.

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Firearms, one of them loaded, were found in the truck, police said.

The suspect, who is from the Comox area, is facing charges that include assault with a weapon and pointing a firearm. Alcohol and drugs are believed to have been a factor in the incident.

“This was an isolated situation and the quick response meant that there was no danger to the general public,” Campbell River RCMP Const. Maury Tyre said in a statement.

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