Salt Spring Fake Handgun
(Salt Spring RCMP)

A fight on Salt Spring Island escalated to the point where a man drew a fake handgun, according to the RCMP.

The incident occurred on August 19, near 127 Fulford Ganges Road. Salt Spring RCMP received a report that two men were arguing on the Ganges Centennial Docks.

Witnesses told police that one of the men had retrieved what appeared to be a handgun, and had pointed it at the other man.

Police say a witness called 911 and provided a detailed description of the suspect. Thanks to this description, officers were able to find the suspect a short distance from the dock.

He was taken into custody without further incident. No injuries were reported in the altercation.

The man is scheduled to appear in court on November 19, 2021, on charges of uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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