Man pulls replica handgun during fight near Tillicum

A man pulled out a replica handgun during an argument between two men near Tillicum Centre early Saturday

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.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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