American man accused of bringing handgun into CN Tower

An American man is facing charges after police allege he was caught with a loaded handgun at the CN Tower.

Police say security officers found the gun in a backpack during a metal detector screening.

26-year-old Erik Hall is charged with possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, carrying a concealed weapon and the careless storage of a firearm.

Police say he has a carry-and-conceal permit in Arizona and it doesn't appear he had any malicious intent.