A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday after Transit Police found him riding a SkyTrain with a shotgun in the front of his sweatpants. (Transit Police)

A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday after Transit Police found him riding a SkyTrain with a shotgun in the front of his sweatpants. (Transit Police)

SkyTrain passenger arrested, charged for concealing shotgun in his sweatpants

Codty-James Gray, 34, was found with ammunition, brass knuckles and knives

A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday after Transit Police found him riding a SkyTrain with a shotgun in the front of his sweatpants.

Codty-James Gray, known to police as Pearce Gray, is now facing multiple weapons charges including one count of possessing a prohibited weapon.

Officers say they first spotted him at New Westminster SkyTrain Station shortly after noon carrying a duffle bag with something large protruding from it.

He appeared to have something tucked down the front of his pants as well.

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“When questioned, the man allegedly stated that it was a pipe and pulled up his shirt, exposing the butt end of a shotgun,” according to Transit Police.

“The officers immediately arrested the man and safely took him into custody.”

A search of the suspect revealed the items concealed in his bag were parts of a dismantled shotgun as well as ammunition and knives.

Gray’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 16 in New Westminster.

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