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Police Lose Gun On Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

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Police lose gun on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

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Witnesses said they saw a man pick up the Sig Sauer handgun after the officer dropped it. (Vancouver Police Department)

Vancouver police have launched an intensive search for a police firearm after an officer lost the handgun in the city’s Downtown Eastside.

A Sig Sauer P226 pistol with the serial number U778210 was lost during a foot chase Wednesday afternoon near Oppenheimer Park, Const. Jana McGuinness said Thursday.

McGuinness said a man was seen by a witness picking up the firearm, but he has yet to come forward to police.

Anyone who finds the pistol should assume it is loaded and take every precaution to avoid touching it and immediately call 911, McGuinness said.

The firearm was lost in an incident that began around 3 p.m. PT Wednesday after two plainclothes officers saw a drug deal in the north lane of the 300 block of Cordova Street.

McGuinness said the gun was lost during a chase that followed and ended with the arrest of the suspect.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/05/24/bc-lost-police-firearem.html

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These things happen, but they're not getting it back without posting a reward.

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Of all the places to lose a gun, that's probably the worst

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i have it, but i aint returning it :P

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somewhere out there jack bauer is shaking his head in disappointment

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facking rookie..this is how kids get killed. chasing some crackhead through a park losing his gun, it's probably been sold to a mexican on hastings and used in the drug trade. i love vancity.

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The first part of the article said he dropped it. The second part said the gun fell out of the holster. So which is it?

Are we talking about the Keystone Cops here? How can you hold a gun and not realize thay you dropped it?

And how could the gun fall out of the holster because holsters have a strap that hold the gun in place.

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This just triggered a mystery.

You guys act like there is one gun in the city and now it is in the hands of a drug dealer.

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If I saw a police officer drop a weapon on the ground, I'd probably pick it up and keep it two. Fantastic bargaining chip.

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The first part of the article said he dropped it. The second part said the gun fell out of the holster. So which is it?

Are we talking about the Keystone Cops here? How can you hold a gun and not realize thay you dropped it?

And how could the gun fall out of the holster because holsters have a strap that hold the gun in place.

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dont worry, our national gun registry will prevent anyone from comitting crimes with it

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Oppenheimer Park. Gotta love it. Anyone ever hang out down there? It's pretty funny watching all the transients, the soup kitchen line, etc. Had a friend that ran a bike repair shop on the West side of the park.

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I hear the gun has been recovered, good for the VPD and especially the cop that lost it but not really meaningful in the sceme of things considering the number of street guns already out there.

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The first part of the article said he dropped it. The second part said the gun fell out of the holster. So which is it?

Are we talking about the Keystone Cops here? How can you hold a gun and not realize thay you dropped it?

And how could the gun fall out of the holster because holsters have a strap that hold the gun in place.

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I hear the gun has been recovered, good for the VPD and especially the cop that lost it but not really meaningful in the sceme of things considering the number of street guns already out there.

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