Gun found on teen after being arrested by transit officers, EPS

NAIT LRT station. (File photo)

A teenager, who was arrested by Edmonton transit officers and police, was carrying a concealed gun, according to EPS.

Around 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, police said they were called to 118 Avenue and 106 Street to assist transit officers with an arrest.

After the teen male was arrested, officers said they found a modified .45-calibre revolver under his sweater and five .22-calibre bullets in his pockets.

One never realizes who is riding with you. Transit security located a loaded 22 cal handgun on a male when he didn’t get off the bus. Weapons, unfortunately, appear the norm in @CityofEdmonton @YEGMayorOffice @edmontonpolice @doniveson #publicsafety #officersafety pic.twitter.com/odtX0isJf5

— Sgt. Michael Elliott (Pronouns he/him) (@AFPAElliott) April 3, 2021

The gun had been modified to use the bullets and had all identifying marks removed, according to EPS.

Police added the teen had two release orders with weapons prohibitions. He is facing multiple weapon-related charges.