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Cancun man arrested after found carrying AR-15 rifle

Cancun, Q.R. — A man driving a scooter was noticed by Cancun police when he sped past them carrying an elongated backpack.

During routine surveillance in Cancun’s region 93 on Saturday night, municipal police reported seeing a man on a scooter speed by with a “long backpack” on his back.

Police say when the man noticed them, he began to accelerate, however, police were able to catch up with him.

After pulling him over, an inspection revealed the man was carrying an AR-15 rifle and a bulletproof vest. The man was arrested and held. They say that an investigation into additional criminal activity will be done.