Fake guns, real consequences for Penticton man

A Penticton man was arrested after allegedly threatening another man with fake guns.

A Penticton man was arrested after allegedly threatening another man with fake guns.

RCMP responded to a weapons complaint on Eckhardt Avenue on May 6 around 7:30 p.m.

“Our concern is at any time we receive a call of this type it definitely heightens our level of awareness as well as risk assessment,” said Manchulenko

Police said one man called authorities after being threatened with what he thought was a handgun. Police located a pellet-style rifle and a replica handgun inside the man’s residence.

“We have no idea whether this stuff is real or fake, we have no idea, so we have to ere on the side of caution for our safety and public safety as well,” Manchulenko said.

All parties cooperated, police said, and the man was taken into custody without incident. Charges are awaiting approval and the matter is still under investigation. Police said likely charges are uttering threats and firearm-related offences.

 

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