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Police chase leads to arrest of man with gun

 A 46 year old man is in police custody and could be facing a number of firearms-related charges after being found in possession of a handgun following a foot chase with Vancouver Police officers today shortly after 5:00 p.m.

Just after 5:00 p.m. staff at a business on West Georgia Street called 9-1-1 to report that they believed that a man who was acting suspiciously may have had a gun hidden under his clothing. Officers quickly arrived and spotted a man matching the description. The man, seeing the officers, began to run when officers approached and officers gave chase on foot.

The man tried to escape into an underground parking lot in the 1100 block West Georgia Street but couldn't elude the officers. Officers challenged the man and he gave himself up in the parkade. After taking him into custody officers discovered that the man had a loaded handgun hidden in his clothes.

No one was injured in the incident and the investigation will be continuing into the evening.

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