Spryfield man charged with weapons offenses

Police have charged a man with weapons offences in relation to an incident that occurred yesterday in Halifax.

At approximately 3:05 p.m., police responded to a report of a man in possession of a firearm on Hartlen Avenue in Halifax. Officers took a man into custody without incident and seized a loaded handgun.

William Anthony Cohoon 28, of Halifax will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition

Source: Release

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