Teen facing charges after two young people held at gun point in Ottawa's south end, police say
Ottawa police seized this loaded 9 mm FEG silver handgun during an investigation in Ottawa's south end on Tuesday, March 16. (Photo courtesy: Ottawa Police Service)
OTTAWA -- A 17-year-old is facing kidnapping and weapons charges after Ottawa police say two young people were held at gunpoint in the Findley Creek neighbourhood in Ottawa's south end.
At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, police received a 911 call that two young people were in a vehicle with an armed male who was demanding money.
Police say multiple officers responding to the call located the vehicle on Bank Street near Findley Creek Drive.
"A high-risk arrest was conducted," police said in a media release. "The suspect tried to flee the vehicle on foot but was quickly arrested without incident."
Police say a loaded 9 mm FEG silver handgun was seized.
The two victims inside the vehicle were not hurt.
The 17-year-old suspect is facing several charges, including robbery with a weapon, kidnapping and pointing a firearm.