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Passenger tried to bring semi-automatic gun on flight to Toronto: police

Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm EDT

RCMP says a passenger tried to bring a semi-automatic handgun on a flight from Winnipeg to Toronto.

Police say the restricted weapon was found inside a carry-on garment bag as a man passed through security on Tuesday at the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

They say screening agents found the firearm and called RCMP, which has a detachment at the airport.

RCMP spokeswoman Tara Seel says the gun was not loaded and the passenger was not carrying any ammunition.

Mohammad Peyawary, 35, faces several charges, including unlawful transport of an unsecured restricted firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

He remains in custody.