Businessman arrested with unlicensed gun after threatening police

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A 33-year-old businessman of Pearl Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is under guard at the Bartica Regional Hospital nursing a fractured leg, after he rode into a police ATV.

According to the police report, two ranks attempted to arrest the businessman at Puruni Landing, Region Seven on Friday when the businessman drew a handgun and threatened to shoot them.

The ranks reportedly retreated and returned with others on Saturday morning on two ATVs.

The suspect was spotted on a motorcycle and when signaled to stop, reportedly rode into one of the ATVs and injured his left leg.

He was arrested and a search on his person revealed an unlicensed.38 Special Ruger Revolver with three live rounds along with a haversack containing 137 grams of cannabis.

Investigations are ongoing.

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