The gun is designed to launch things from a distance,
including irritant gas or a 'less lethal blunt impact round,' said RCMP.
RCMP are thanking the public after recovering a lost gun and
ammunition that may have fallen from an officer's truck Sunday near the
Golden Ears Bridge.
They were looking for a 40MM Abrams Airborne Mfg Inc. Less Lethal
Multi-Launcher, which a release calls a "gas gun," along with a green
camouflage bag containing ammunition.
The gun and ammunition went missing Sunday, and the B.C. RCMP said in
a statement it believed they fell out of "the insecure back hatch of a
truck canopy," shortly before 7:30 a.m. PT on Sunday.
By 5:30 p.m. PT on Monday, it had been returned.
"As a result of media coverage, a member of the public immediately
called the RCMP to report they recovered the equipment in the area it
was believed to have gone missing," said the RCMP in a statement.
"Officers have connected with them and confirmed that all missing items have accounted for."
Ammunition including 'barricade penetrating
projectile liquid' was lost Sunday from a truck driven by a member of
the RCMP's Emergency Response Team. (RCMP)
The truck was being driven by a member of the Integrated Emergency Response Team,
a highly-trained group of weapons experts who respond to hostage
situations, serious crime arrests and even close-quarter combat.
A passing motorist told the driver about the open latch.
An investigation into how the gun and ammunition went missing in the first place is continuing.Source of article click here : CBC NEWS