Several pellet guns stashed in the back of a car spurred a dramatic takedown in front of the Whitehorse Liquor Store Saturday.
Four RCMP officers surrounded the vehicle and forced the four occupants to exit one at a time with their hands in the air.
“We didn’t have to draw our weapons; they were co-operative,” said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Don Rogers.
“But it was still a high-risk situation.”
RCMP received anxious phone calls half an hour earlier about guns in the back of a car on Quartz Road.
The police tracked the vehicle description to the liquor store parking lot, where the conflict ended without incident.
Two pellet hand guns and a rifle were seized by police.
The pellet gun owners will not be charged with a crime relating to the guns, said Rogers. But two 19-year-old men in the car now face charges of breaching a no-contact prohibition from a prior criminal charge.