VicPD fake gun
(photo via VicPD)

A suspect was arrested and a replica firearm seized after VicPD received a report of a man armed with a gun at a temporary housing facility on Sunday.

Patrol officers were called to the facility in the 100-block of Gorge Road East at 12:30 a.m. on April 11.

Upon arrival, police spotted the suspect in the parking lot, attempting to leave the area. The man was arrested. A subsequent search of a suite at the facility uncovered a replica firearm.

VicPD say the suspect was subject to conditions of an earlier release relating to possession of an assault rifle. Part of his conditions included an order not to attend the multi-unit temporary housing facility.

The man has been held in VicPD cells for breaching his release conditions.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

Anonymous reports can be made through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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