Toronto Police are reporting that they arrested a man carrying a loaded pistol in the Lawrence and Weston Road area on Thursday.
Sean Wright, 25, was approached by officers who saw him carrying a handgun. He fled but was arrested soon after. There was a struggle during the arrest, and Wright “attempted to remove his handgun”.
Wright has been charged with 11 offenses, including assault, possession of a prohibited firearm, and possession of a firearm while prohibited.
That he has been previously prohibited from possessing a firearm indicates that this was not Wright’s first run-in with the law. He was carrying a Glock 9mm, a powerful, high-quality pistol carried by many police officers.