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Man making threats with air pistol arrested in Kamloops

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January 05, 2018 - 5:01 PM

KAMLOOPS – RCMP have a man in custody after reports of someone waving around a handgun at the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society on the North Shore this afternoon.

RCMP say the suspect was allegedly threatening people with the gun at around 1:44 p.m. today, Jan. 5, inside the Aboriginal Friendship Society building at 125 Palm St.

The suspect was spotted by the responding officers a block away and arrested, according to an RCMP media release. A police dog later searching the area found the handgun, which turned out to be a pellet pistol.

“This pellet pistol is an exact replica of 9mm semi automatic pistol and it is difficult even for persons familiar with firearms to identify it as such,” Staff Sgt. Edward Preto says in the release.

The man taken into custody is facing a number of charges and has a bail hearing tomorrow.

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