A man pulled out a replica handgun during an argument between two men near Tillicum Centre early Saturday, leading to potential assault and weapons-related charges against a 25-year-old man.
Just before 7 a.m. a heated verbal argument between two drunk 25-year-olds and a 57-year-old stranger began.
One of the 25-year-olds and the older man got into a physical altercation, and the younger man pulled out a replica handgun and pointed it at the 57-year-old.
Both men sustained injuries during the fight.
Saanich police located the 25-year-old suspect at Victoria General Hospital who was arrested and later released. Investigators are expected to forward charges to Crown counsel this week.
An air-powered pellet gun was recovered from a home in the 200-block of Burnside Rd. W.