Owner of ammunition found in Gatineau apartment comes forward

The son of an Aylmer apartment's former tenant has come forward as the owner of a stash of large-calibre, inoperative weapons found Wednesday.
What look like artillery shells were among the ammunition found at a Gatineau apartment. (Image obtained by CBC)
Gatineau police had secured the perimeter around the area where the weapons were found Wednesday but later said there was no imminent threat to residents. (CBC)
​The son of an Aylmer apartment's former tenant has come forward as the owner of a stash of large-calibre, inoperative weapons found Wednesday.

Some 50 to 75 people living nearby vacated their homes after what looked like artillery shells and large calibre bullets were discovered in a vacated apartment unit on Louvre Street.

What appear to be large calibre bullets were also found in the apartment. (Obtained by CBC News)
Police had set up a perimeter in the surrounding neighbourhood but later narrowed it to the apartment itself.

On Thursday, Gatineau police sources told Radio-Canada the former tenant's son had come forward and is co-operating with investigators.

Police said criminal charges are unlikely.

A team from the Canadian Army came to check the devices and deemed them not a threat, Gatineau police said.

Police said Thursday they and the Army continue to investigate the legality of having these weapons in a home.