NEWS
10/23/2015 12:09 EDT | Updated 10/23/2016 01:12 EDT

Man facing charges after guns found in false ceiling at University of Alberta

CALGARY — A student is facing charges after guns were found in a ceiling at the University of Calgary.

Police say electrical contractors working at the university on Aug. 27 found a box containing two unloaded .45 calibre semi-automatic pistols in a false ceiling in the Earth Sciences building.

Campus security and Calgary police were notified.

Police say a person of interest was identified early in the investigation.

The person of interest and others were monitored and it was determined that the risk to students and staff was minimal.

A 25-year-old man from Calgary is facing charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, and one count of possessing a firearm knowing serial number altered, defaced or removed.

His name will be released once he has seen a justice of the peace.