RCMP arrest man in Grande Prairie who fled collision with loaded handguns

RCMP in Grande Prairie, Alta., have laid more than a dozen charges after a 19-year-old man who fled the scene of a collision was found carrying two loaded handguns Thursday.

Shortly after 2 p.m. on April 9, RCMP members witnessed a collision on 121 Avenue near 100 Street in Grande Prairie. Witnesses told police a man involved had fled.

Police located Julio Da Costa, 19, and arrested him for failing to stop at the scene of the accident. Following a police search, Da Costa was also found to be carrying two fully-loaded firearms.

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