Police seize sawed off shotgun at Vanier disturbance call

Ottawa police said they seized a sawed off shotgun from a suspect after responding to a patio on Montreal Road in Vanier Friday night.

Ottawa man, 23, facing several firearms charges

An Ottawa Police Service cruiser in the city's Hintonburg neighbourhood on Aug. 14, 2016. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)

Ottawa police said they seized a sawed off shotgun from a suspect after responding to a disturbance on a patio in Vanier Friday night. 

Police were called to the 300 block of Montreal Road where a man allegedly pointed the shotgun at two people, according to a news release. 

Officers were called after the man left the patio and later arrested him without incident. The discarded gun was found nearby. 

A 23-year-old man has been charged with several firearms offences, including careless use of a firearm, two counts of pointing a firearm, obstructing police and breach of probation. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service guns and gangs unit at 613-236-1222, extension 5050. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800- 222-8477.

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