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A search warrant execution led to police seizing a firearm and taking one man into custody in Saanich.

On Tuesday June 9, Saanich Police say they assisted the Greater Victoria Response Team in executing a search warrant at a residence in the 3800 block of Cadboro Bay Road.

“Investigators learned that this man had a firearm, formed grounds to believe that there were safety concerns to either himself or others, and applied for a warrant to search for and seize that firearm,” reads the statement from police.

The man was taken into custody and later released on recommended charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unsafe storage and other firearm-related offences.

During the course of the investigation, officers seized a firearm, ammunition, and body armour.

The man is expected to appear in court later this year.