Man arrested for trying to take gun on plane, Ottawa

On the 11th day of April 2011 members of the Ottawa Police Service Airport Division teamed up with members of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and intercepted a .22 caliber handgun as a result of their security screening processes inside the MacDonald/Cartier International Airport.

John Robert LAPONSEE was arrested for attempting to take a .22 caliber handgun with ammunition onto a domestic flight that had a final destination in Alberta.

LAPONSEE is facing several criminal code firearm offences which include the following:

• Careless transportation of a firearm Sec. 86(1) C.C.C.
• Unauthorized possession of a firearm Sec. 91(1) C.C.C.
• Possess firearm knowing no authority Sec. 92(1) C.C.C.
• Possess restricted firearm with ammunition Sec. 95(1) C.C.C.
• Attempt to commit indictable offence Sec. 463(b) C.C.C. (two counts)

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