Keshawn Baronville, 30, of Fort Hill, was charged with carrying a firearm without a licence and three counts of possession of explosives in connection with a semi-automatic pistol found during a “spontaneous operation” in East End on Sept. 6, police said.

Mr. Baronville appeared in Magistrates’ Court and was remanded to His Majesty’s Prison, the Police Information Office stated on Friday.

Acting Police Commissioner St. Clair Amory said he is grateful for the support provided by the public and the work of police officers. However, he added that more assistance is needed from the public to minimise the threat of gun violence in the territory.

“If you see something, say something,” he said. “Every life is valuable, but it will take our combined effort to apply our individual willingness to achieve the change needed to tackle these illicit activities.”