A firearm has been seized by Fort Smith RCMP after it was located in a snowbank near the community’s Recreation Centre.
Early Thursday morning, police were notified that a firearm had been found by a security company on patrol.
Officers attended an area between the Fort Smith Recreation Centre and Paul William Kaeser High School, where they located and seized a Remington 700 firearm, a news release from RCMP stated Thursday.
The gun, which was found to be not operable, is not related to Arctic Winter Game activities, police stated.
RCMP believe the firearm may be the same one that was reported stolen in Fort Smith last week.
“With the increased population in the community for the Arctic Winter Games, we are thankful the firearm was located by a security patrol and immediately reported to the police,” stated RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon in the release.
“The condition the firearm was found in was inoperable, and posed no risk to the community,” she added.
RCMP are continuing to investigation the firearm’s discovery and ask anyone with information to contact Fort Smith RCMP at 867-872-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.