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A man was arrested at gunpoint late Friday night following a gun-related incident at Beacon Hill Park.

On Friday, May 7th, just after 9:00 p.m, officers were called to the area near the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm for a report that a man was pointing a gun at another man.

Officers rushed to the area and located a man who matched the suspect’s description.

The suspect, who returned to a nearby motorhome, was called out by officers — along with another occupant.

The man was taken into custody at gunpoint and two replica firearms and a crossbow were seized.

On Friday night, VicPD originally said they took two men into custody at gunpoint.

There were no injuries in the incident, however, officers remained at the park for some time after the incident as officers conducted an evidence search.

No charges have been recommended at this time.

The original caller was disconnected from 9-1-1 before providing any contact information.

VicPD are asking that anyone in the area of Beacon Hill Park near the Children’s Farm or petting zoo between 8:45 and 9:15 p.m. on Friday night that have not spoken to officers, call them at (250) 995-7654.

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