Bay Roberts RCMP stage 'high-risk' takedown after firearm spotted in local business

Two men were arrested for careless use of a firearm on Saturday afternoon.

Weapon seized, two men in custody for careless use of a firearm

Bay Roberts RCMP say a 'high-risk takedown' involving this white cube truck was done Saturday afternoon. Two men have been arrested and charged with careless use of a firearm. (Submitted by Bay Roberts RCMP)

Police in Bay Roberts staged a high-risk takedown after two men were spotted with a firearm in a local establishment over the weekend.

Const. Bryan Vaughn of the town's Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a patron inside the business spotted a weapon early Saturday morning and called police shortly afterwards.

RCMP officers were finally able to track down the two men in question Saturday afternoon.

"The high-risk takedown occurred on Route 70, involving a white cube truck and two male individuals. One was driving and one was the passenger," said Vaughn.

He said police have two search warrants in relation to the investigation in Bay Roberts, and that both men were taken into police custody for careless use of a firearm.

A weapon was seized and the investigation is ongoing.