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Man parked in Alberta hospital lot found with numerous stolen firearms: police

RED DEER, Alta. — Police in central Alberta have laid charges after finding a man in a hospital parking lot with numerous stolen firearms in his possession.

RCMP say they were called to the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Friday and arrested a man outside the emergency room doors.

Officers seized seven rifles, two shotguns, large amounts of ammunition and a small amount of crystal meth.

Mounties say many of the guns had been stolen during a residential break-in the day before in Stettler.

Other items that were recovered included stolen coins and jewelry from a theft in Munson and a licence plate taken in Rocky Mountain House.

Dixon Ross Bergseth, who is 37 and from Red Deer, faces nearly two dozen charges — most of them weapons-related.

He is to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

The Canadian Press

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