26-year-old Alberta man faces charges of manufacturing 3D-printed firearm – Edmonton
A 26-year-old Alberta man has been arrested and charges are pending for manufacturing a firearm after RCMP found a 3D-printed weapon in the man’s home.
Wetaskiwin RCMP began investigating a report of an individual using a 3D printer to create firearms. As a result of the investigation, police, with a search warrant, seized a gun from the man’s home in Millet, Alta., a small town just south of Edmonton.
The man also faces two other charges for weapons-related offences, which were not specified by RCMP.
Police warned the public that, not only is manufacturing 3D-printed guns illegal, but they are also dangerous to use and “may break apart when fired.”
Anyone with any information about the illegal manufacturing of firearms is asked to contact the police. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers online.