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Loaded handgun found on combative bus passenger

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A Surrey man has been charged with possession of a firearm after a loaded handgun was found on him by police during an incident near the 22nd Street SkyTrain station Tuesday.

New Westminster police say an unresponsive man was found on a bus, but when he was woken up by fire and ambulance personnel called to the scene he became combative. They were able to restrain him until police arrived. After he was handcuffed, police say they found a loaded .40 calibre handgun in his jacket.

"We are very fortunate that this male was unable to access the firearm due to the quick reactions of the first responders on the scene, who were there simply to provide medical attention," said Staff. Sgt. Paul Hyland.

David Allen Geoghegan, 23, has been charged with possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm while prohibited.

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