A 43-year-old man was arrested Friday night after Campbell River RCMP responded to reports of a person brandishing a firearm near Quinsam Lake.

Officers responded in the late hours of June 14 to a call that a man had pointed a firearm at other people at a campsite.

A K9 unit joined other officers and located the suspect leaving the area in a truck on Gilson Main Logging Road.

The man, who police say is from the Comox area, was taken into custody without incident.

Police said firearms were located in the truck and one of them was still loaded.

RCMP says alcohol and drugs are believed to have played a part in the incident near Quinsam Lake and the man faces multiple charges including assault with a weapon and pointing a firearm.

“We are very pleased that nobody was injured during this event,” Campbell River Cst. Maury Tyre said in a statement.

“It is thanks to the professionalism of the responding members that the suspect was able to be apprehended without incident. This was an isolated situation and the quick response meant that there was no danger to the general public.”

Campbell River RCMP said in a release “intoxicating substances and weapons just do not mix.”

CHEK