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22-y-o man arrested, illegal gun seized after police/military team attacked in Rockfort

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A 22-year-old man was arrested and an illegal gun reportedly taken from him after a joint police/military team was attacked in Rockfort, east Kingston yesterday.

The police's Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) reports that the joint/military team was conducting an operation about 11:10 a.m. in Rockfort when on reaching Rockingham Road they came under gunfire.

All members of the team escaped injury. However, a service vehicle was damaged in the incident.

The CCU says a man was arrested and an Arcus 9mm pistol loaded with seven 9mm rounds seized.

The suspect is now in custody and is expected to be charged with multiple firearms-related offences.

Investigations are ongoing.