No Gun, No Charges After High Risk Traffic Stop
Three people arrested after a high risk traffic stop in downtown London on Monday have been released without charges.
London police shut down the intersection of Richmond St. and Dufferin St. as they stopped the car in what they called a “high risk traffic stop” after receiving a call that there could be a gun in the car.
Constable Ken Steeves says after talking to witnesses and the three people in the red Chevy Cobalt SS police determined there was no gun in the car, only instruments that could be mistaken for a firearm.
Steeves say the person who made the call about a gun was involved in a “road rage incident” with the red car and another vehicle.
Steeves says the complainant got out of his car and approached the vehicle. Steeves says that’s when someone in the red car grabbed a long, black piece of pipe and another piece of black metal, which the caller mistook for a gun.
After a short investigation the three occupants of the stopped car were released unconditionally.
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