Man arrested after uttering threats at Nelson pub

An incident at a Nelson pub led to the arrest of a Lardeau man earlier this week.

An incident at a Nelson pub led to the arrest of a Lardeau man earlier this week.

Staff at the pub asked a group of intoxicated men to leave the bar near midnight on Wednesday. The group slowly left the bar but became confrontational with staff and as a result, police were called.

Before police arrived, one of the males told a staff member that he was leaving, but would be returning and made several gestures and comments to indicate that he would be bringing a gun.

When police arrived, staff provided them with the license plate and description of the vehicle in which the male who made the threats left in.

The Nelson Police Department shared this information with Nelson RCMP and units from both police services circulated Nelson and surrounding area for about an hour before locating the vehicle on Nelson Avenue near the bridge.

Once a second NDP unit and an RCMP unit were in position, the suspect vehicle was stopped.

The two male occupants were arrested and when the vehicle was searched, police found a sawed-off pistol grip shotgun and approximately 50 shotgun shells in the trunk.

As a result of the investigation, a 22-year-old Lardeau resident was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled for court in Nelson in April. Charges of possessing a prohibited weapon with ammunition and uttering threats are being recommended.

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