Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD
(Victoria Police Department)

A Victoria man has been arrested, and a replica firearm seized after an incident which lead to the closure of the Johnson Street Bridge.

Officers responded to a multi-unit residential building in the 500-block of Johnson Street just before 9 p.m. Sunday, to a call involving a man with a gun.

Several people reported that a man had waved a handgun out a building window.

“In order to contain the scene and protect the public officers closed down several nearby streets to vehicle and pedestrian traffic,” said police spokesperson Bowen Osoko in a statement.

This closure included the Johnson Street Bridge.

Police then entered the building, believed to be the Salvation Army, and were able to take the man into custody a short time later.

Officers also seized a replica firearm.

Officers are recommending charges of Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon. The man was released on a promise to appear.

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