09/06/2013 12:23 EDT | Updated 11/05/2013 05:12 EST

Rifle On Edmonton Transit: Man Charged After Taking Firearm Onto Train In Downtown Edmonton

EDMONTON - A 40-year-old man faces firearms-related charges after he allegedly took a rifle onto an Edmonton transit train during the rush-hour commute.

Edmonton police say they got a call from a passenger on the train Thursday afternoon saying a male was carrying the weapon in plain view.

Police contacted transit officials and made arrangements to intercept the train at a downtown station, though by then the man had left the train.

A suspect was arrested a short time later in a nearby alley.

Police says the .22-calibre rifle was not loaded and had the bolt removed.

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