A Kingston man has been arrested and charged after police found him to be in possession of a loaded handgun in a downtown restaurant.
On Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at approximately 10:25 p.m., Kingston Police responded to a downtown restaurant for reports of a male being in possession of a handgun. Police arrived 10 minutes later at approximately 10:35 p.m. and immediately located the suspect.
While the accused man was being questioned by police, he denied being in possession of a handgun. The suspect consented to a search, and police located the gun in his coat pocket. Officers secured the firearm and, upon further investigation, found that the handgun wad loaded with seven rounds, including one round which was chambered and ready to fire.
Officers arrested the 38-year-old local man and charged him with possession of a loaded regulated firearm, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm at a place not under firearms act.
Kingston Police would not disclose the name of the restaurant in question, but did say it is located in the area of Princess and Division Streets.