Man Arrested at Abbotsford Hospital with Firearm

Abbotsford, BC – On March 13th at 11:05 pm, AbbyPD Patrol Officers responded to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital Emergency Department for a report of a patient seated in the waiting room believed to be in Possession of a firearm.

Man Arrested at Abbotsford Hospital with Firearm
Man Arrested at Abbotsford Hospital with Firearm

A citizen in the waiting room alerted hospital security after seeing the man drop a round of ammunition onto the floor. Hospital security contacted the police providing updates to arriving officers. Patrol officers immediately entered the hospital and took the man into custody without incident—a search of the man located a firearm.

50-year-old Jonathan MacDonald of Abbotsford has been charged with Possession of a firearm without licence, and Possession contrary to order. Mr.MacDonald remains in custody pending his next court appearance.

The actions of this citizen, along with hospital security, assisted in removing this firearm from our streets and allowed for the safe apprehension of Mr.MacDonald. The AbbyPD continues to have a close working relationship with the staff of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital ensuring public safety through a multi-layered approach to mitigate risks and ensure public safety for all those attending the hospital.

Abbotsford Police Department

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