Saskatchewan

Zip guns, ammo, drugs among items seized by Regina police in arrest

A 23-year-old arrested in Regina for carrying a knife strapped to his chest was found to be carrying improvised firearms otherwise known as zip guns. 

23-year-old arrested by police after being seen walking down street with large knife strapped to chest

Police in Regina arrested a 23-year-old and after searching the backpack he was carrying, found ammunition and improvised firearms, otherwise known as zip guns along with other items. (Trent Peppler/CBC)

A 23-year-old arrested in Regina for carrying a knife strapped to his chest was found to be carrying improvised firearms otherwise known as zip guns. 

On Saturday, police saw the 23-year-old walking down the 2900 block of 5th Avenue with a large knife in a sheath strapped to his chest from a strap on his back pack. 

The man was detained for weapons offences while police investigated. The man was found to have a probation order preventing him from possessing any weapons, including knives. 

When police searched his backpack, they found ammunition, zip guns, firearm parts, tools and drugs. 

The 23-year-old faces numerous charges and is set to appear in provincial court on Monday morning. 

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