Victoria Police have arrested one man who was reportedly drinking and brandishing a firearm on a BC Transit bus that was entering downtown Victoria on Friday afternoon.
At approximately 3:00 p.m., officers were called to the 2600 block of Douglas Street following a report made by the bus driver.
As police arrived, they temporarily closed off a section of Douglas Street between Hillside Avenue and Bay Street, stopping northbound traffic for approximately 20 minutes.
The suspect was then arrested without incident, and police say that the firearm was a replica.
Last week, VicPD issued a public warning not to carry replica firearms after the police department had to respond to 4 firearms reports in just one weekend.
Traffic was disrupted for 15-20 minutes on Douglas St between Hillside and Bay as @vicpdcanada officers respond to an incident where a man was found carrying a replica firearm. He was arrested without incident and traffic is resumed #yyj #yyjnews #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/ia1Rq3oKBW
— Brishti Basu (@brish_ti) April 5, 2019
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