(Replica handgun / Victoria Police)

A man who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and believed to be armed was arrested by Victoria Police on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., police received reports of the man being spotted entering the downtown area.

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Patrol officers then located the suspect just outside of Centennial Square and surrounded the area.

The man then attempted to flee on foot but was quickly captured and arrested by officers.

During the struggle, the man dropped what appeared to be a handgun. After the arrest was complete, officers determined that the firearm was a realistic replica.

Police say that there were no injuries during the arrest, and that the case remains active and under investigation.