Victoria police seized two fake guns after a man was spotted with a gun in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood Tuesday morning.
Just after 11 a.m., police were called to a multi-unit temporary housing building on Gorge Road East for a report a man had been seen in possession of a handgun. When police arrived they learned that the man had surrendered a replica gun to staff at the facility.
But when police saw that gun, they realized it was a different weapon than described in the report. Police took the man into custody and searched his suite finding the second replica.
The seizure follows a series of incidents with replica firearms over the summer, including an investigation into pellet gun shootings at windows of Victoria City Hall and the McPherson Playhouse.
Do you have a story tip? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.