A man arrested after someone reportedly spotted him in a vehicle holding a gun has been released from jail.
John Peter Richard Squires was granted bail this afternoon following a hearing at provincial court in St. John’s.
Conditions of his release include that he adhere to a curfew and abstain from drugs and alcohol.
He’s also banned from having a firearm or weapon and was prohibited from driving.
Squires was also ordered to pay $3,000 to the court.
He’s due back in court Sept. 22.
The 30-year-old faces several charges, including one for possession of a prohibited firearm — a long rifle.
Police were called at 2:20 a.m. Thursday from a person in the Buckmaster’s Circle area of the capital city, where someone saw a man in a vehicle with a long rifle.
The RNC said Squires was arrested without incident.
He faces charges of possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing an unauthorized firearm, breaching a prohibition order and storing a firearm in an unsafe manner.