Police make arrest after report of a man brandishing a gun at Campbell River-area lake

43-year-old man from the Comox area has since been charged with multiple offences

Campbell River RCMP rushed to Quinsam Lake after receiving a report of a male brandishing a firearm near Quinsam Lake in the late hours of Friday, June 14.

Police received a report that a man had been pointing a firearm at other people in a campsite near Quinsam Lake, west of Campbell River. Members of the Campbell River RCMP rushed to the area in hopes of locating and apprehending the alleged suspect.

General duty members and a K9 unit located the suspect leaving the area in a truck on Gilson Main Forest Service Road and took him into custody without incident. Police say that firearms were located in the vehicle and one of them was still loaded.

A 43-year-old man from the Comox area has since been charged with multiple offences including Assault With a Weapon and Pointing a Firearm. Alcohol and drugs were believed to have played a part in what took place near the lake. The man’s name has not been released.

“We are very pleased that nobody was injured during this event,” Const. Maury Tyre said. “It is thanks to the professionalism of the responding members that the suspect was able to be apprehended without incident. This was an isolated situation and the quick response meant that there was no danger to the general public.”

The Campbell River RCMP remind the public to follow all firearms regulations to the letter of the law including storage and transport rules. This comes with a simple reminder that intoxicating substances and weapons just do not mix, Const. Tyre added.

READ MORE: Campbell River RCMP arrest violent offender

READ MORE: Drivers fleeing from police a disturbing trend, Campbell River RCMP say

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Garbage overflowing around bins in popular Vancouver Island park

Resident blames the design of the garbage bins as garbage piles up at Mount Doug Park

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

More than 200 lives saved in first year at Victoria’s supervised consumption site

Vancouver Island’s largest site celebrates first anniversary with a report of zero deaths

Editorial: Illegal dumping is the hobby of cowards and fools

It probably costs you less time and money to take it to the dump

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

WATCH: Parksville Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first extended steps in nearly three decades

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Driver who killed B.C. motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

B.C. moves to preserve 54 of its biggest, oldest trees

Fir, cedar, spruce, pine, yew set aside from logging

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Undercover operation stings four at Island pawn shops and second hand stores

Accused face charges of attempt to possess stolen property after Campbell River arrests

Hawaiians protest massive telescope on sacred mountain

Officials close road as opponents pursue legal halt

Most Read