Williams Lake firefighter threatened with gun

By James Peters
July 19, 2017 - 12:11pm Updated: July 19, 2017 - 4:57pm

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — RCMP say a firefighter working to keep homes in the Cariboo safe was subject to death threats this week.

The firefighter was working in the area of Springfield Road in Williams Lake when a local resident allegedly threatened to kill firefighters if they continued to conduct back burning.

Police have located the man who made the threats, who told officers he made the statements in a time of extreme stress.

Officers seized his firearm, but said they aren't considering charges.

However, police also located and arrested a 57 year old man, and say he was found to be in possession of a loaded, insecure handgun, and six rifles in his vehicle.

He is facing charges and has a court date in November.

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