Armed man arrested at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

The gun seized by Abbotsford Police.

ON March 13 at 11:05 p.m., Abbotsford Police 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.
A citizen in the waiting room alerted hospital security after seeing the man drop a round of ammunition on 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.
Jonathan MacDonald, 50, of Abbotsford has been charged with possession of a firearm without licence, and possession contrary to order. He remains in custody pending his next court appearance.
Abbotsford Police say they continue 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.


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