An Arouca man is assisting police with their investigation into the discovery of a firearm and ammunition.
The TTPS said around 1.20 am on Sunday, Arouca Criminal Investigations Department officers were on mobile patrol proceeding in a northerly direction along Thomas Trace, Arouca, when they had cause to stop near to an abandoned structure where three men were observed running away in an easterly direction.
Officers observing the suspicious behaviour, gave chase through the abandoned structure, where two of the men made their escape by jumping over a gate.
A 23-year-old man, of Railway Road Extension, Arouca was apprehended, the officers performed a search of the man and allegedly discovered a brown Taurus G2C pistol fitted with a magazine containing eight rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition.
PC Scott is continuing investigations.