WINNIPEG — A man carrying a firearm tried to clear security and board a flight to Toronto at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Monday.
Screening officers with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) found the gun in a garment bag as carry-on luggage at around 4:40 p.m. RCMP were called and the firearm was seized.
The gun was not loaded and the passenger wasn’t carrying any ammunition.
Mohammad Peyawary, 35, has been charged with several weapons-released offences, including unlawful transport of an unsecured restricted firearm.
RCMP continue to investigate.