A man carrying a loaded handgun on Rideau Street has been arrested by Ottawa Police.

Ismail Ismail, 27, was arrested Saturday around 1:08 a.m. after police responded to a call about a disturbance in near Rideau Street and Dalhousie Street. After an arrest was made, police discovereda 9 mm pistol concealed on his person.

One of the men involved in the altercation was wanted on a warrant for violating his parole conditions.

Ismail is facing numerous charges including:

  • Use, handle store firearms carelessly
  • Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace Carry Concealed Weapon Possess prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Possess prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence
  • Occupy motor vehicle with firearm
  • Possess loaded regulated firearm
  • Possess firearm obtained by crime
  • Possess firearm while prohibited (2 counts)
  • Cause a disturbance by fighting/shouting/swearing Obstrust/Resist a Peace Officer

Ismail is scheduled to appear in court Saturday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Guns & Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.