An Iqaluit man has been charged with several firearms-related offences after an incident Thursday night.

RCMP were called to a residence near the breakwater in Iqaluit around 6:40 p.m.

David Kunuk, 41, was arrested.

Kunuk has been charged with careless use of a firearm, improper use of a firearm and resisting arrest.

He spent the night in cells and was released on conditions that include abstaining from the consumption or possession of alcohol. He also must forfeit any firearms and his possession and acquisition licence to RCMP.

Kunuk is the director of Nunavut Tunngavik’s implementation department. He ran in Nunavut Tunngavik's presidential election in December.

He's scheduled to appear again in court on June 20.