Police bike patrol chases down suspect, seizes loaded handgun

Firearms charges have been laid after an Ottawa Police bicycle patrol chased down a man in the Heron Gate area Thursday afternoon.

Police say they spotted the man carrying what appeared to be open alcohol.

When they approached on pedal, the suspect took off, dropping items until getting into a home on Heatherington Road.

That's where officers seized a loaded 45-calibre handgun.

The 22-year-old man faces multiple firearms charges.

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