Firearms, explosive materials seized from Salmon River residence

RCMP

A 55-year-old Salmon River man is facing a number of charges, including assault, after police received a disturbance call on Sunday.

Colchester District RCMP say, while investigating, firearms and explosives were located inside the four-unit building on Salmon River Road.

The building was evacuated as a precaution and police obtained a search warrant.

The RCMP say they seized 17 firearms, a large amount of ammo, and explosive materials including a commercial detonator, a grenade, a smoke grenade, flares, and gunpowder.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes after the items were secured.

In addition to assault, the man faces charges of unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of an explosive device.

Police say the victim of the assault and the accused are known to one another.