Youth arrested after incident at Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, residence

RCMP have taken a 16-year-old into custody after responding to calls Wednesday about an intoxicated person with a loaded firearm causing a disturbance in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.

A loaded firearm was found at the residence, RCMP say

RCMP say a youth has been charged with careless use of a firearm and mischief for damaging a home after an incident in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut on Wednesday. (CBC News)

RCMP have taken a 16-year-old teen into custody after responding to calls Wednesday about an intoxicated person with a loaded firearm causing a disturbance in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.

Sanikiluaq is a community of approximately 850 residents on Flaherty Island in Hudson Bay. 

Sanikiluaq RCMP went to the residence, where they said he left and then re-entered the home after seeing the police, according to a news release from Nunavut RCMP.

He was arrested after attempting to leave through the rear door of the home, where a loaded firearm was found, according to the release.

Police charged him with careless use of a firearm and mischief for damaging the home, according to RCMP.

He's expected to attend a bail hearing Thursday afternoon in Sanikiluaq, the news release said. 

The charges have not been proven in court.