A 32-year-old man is facing numerous charges after displaying what appeared to be a handgun — but turned out to be a BB pistol — in public.
The incident unfolded today (June 6, 2017) at 7:40 a.m. after RCMP received a report from an employee at a senior’s complex on Southill Street. Employees at the complex had seen an unknown man enter the lobby of the building and act in an unusual manner. The employees saw that the male had what appeared to be a handgun.
Police set up a perimeter from Desmond Street to Windbreak from Tranquille Road to the South Thompson River and asked the public to stay out of the area. Two police dogs and numerous officers patrolled the area.
Eventually an officer saw the man either drop or throw the handgun and then run away. Officers caught the man and took him into custody. The handgun was found to be a BB handgun that looks like a real pistol.
The suspect will face numerous charges including firearms charges.