UPDATE: St. John’s man charged with having prohibited weapons

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Gord Bishop

St. John’s — A 29-year-old man arrested on weapons possession charges in the capital city is behind bars.

Gord Bishop appeared in provincial court this afternoon.

He faces several charges, including possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing of weapon for dangerous purpose and breaching a court order by having a weapon.

Bishop was picked up by police this morning after he was reportedly acting suspiciously on Harvey Road. Officers say they then discovered Bishop had prohibited weapons.

Sources told The Telegram that Bishop had a Taser gun.

Crown prosecutor Glynne Faulkner opposed releasing Bishop. He’s due back in court Wednesday.

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(Earlier story)

A 29-year-old male has been arrested on weapons possession charges in St. John’s.

This morning, members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary saw a man acting suspiciously in the Harvey Road area and officers say they found prohibited weapons in his possession. He is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and possession contrary to a court order. The male was held to appear in provincial court this afternoon. Police did not release his name or the type of weapon involved.

Geographic location: Harvey Road

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  • original townie
    September 18, 2013 - 04:22

    I want my mommy......tell everybody how good I am.....again!

  • CJ
    September 17, 2013 - 19:50

    Isn't this the guy that was complaining that the police were harassing him and his mother was crying about what a good boy he was and that he was being treated unfairly....?? guess a leopard can't change his spots....