Sawed-off rifle and Molotov cocktail seized in Regina traffic stop


The Regina Police Service (RPS) said a 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop on Sunday.

Police say they made the stop around 6:15 a.m. on the 200 block of King Street and saw a passenger with a camouflage, bulletproof-style vest, and found a Molotov cocktail in the passenger side door.

Police say officers also located a .22-calibre sawed-off rifle between the passenger seat and the middle console.

The RPS said Mathew James Gallinger of Regina is charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle, unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, transporting a firearm in a careless manner, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and unlawful possession of explosives.

Gallinger makes his first appearance in provincial court Monday morning.

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