VANCOUVER - One man was arrested after police discovered a large cache of firearms, including some "extraordinary guns," in a high-rise condominium in downtown Vancouver.
Insp. Bob Chapman wouldn't say how many weapons police found, but the seizure included a number of "guns we haven't seen in a while."
Outside the apartment Saturday, police officers were observed removing four loads of covered equipment, including a large toolbox and a tripod.
Chapman said the man was arrested Thursday after police responded to a dropped 911 call. He seemed surprised when he opened his apartment door and saw the officers, who spotted a number of firearms on a table and arrested him.
Chapman said the man, who is in his 30s, is not known to police, but he had "an encounter at the border" in the past.
Police spent Friday and Saturday investigating the apartment, evacuating about 40 people when they found a number of devices that may have contained explosives.
Chapman said there is no indication the man was involved in a gang.
Tom Routledge, who owns two suites in the building, said he has seen about 30 police officers going "in and out" of the building since Thursday.
"We're all wondering what's going on, but no one seems to know," he said.
Neighbour Dave Paauwe said there are a number of rental suites in the building and grow-ops aren't uncommon.
"I thought this was drug-related," he said.
Police said more information would be released this week.