Kelowna RCMP arrest 57-year-old man at Orchard Plaza – Kelowna News

Arrest at Orchard Plaza

A man is in custody after allegedly pointing a firearm at members of the public Tuesday afternoon at Orchard Park Plaza in Kelowna.

RCMP located the suspect in the parking lot of the plaza and arrested him just before 5 pm without incident.

Officers seized a replica handgun from the suspect.

The 57-year-old man was later released from police custody on conditions to appear in court at a later date, possibly facing charges for weapons-related offenses, police say.

“With the level of detail found in today’s replica firearms, responding police officers cannot tell if they are fake or real,” said Sgt. Kevin Duggan, Kelowna RCMP.

“Because of the potential risks involved, you cannot show or use imitation guns in public places. Depending on the circumstances, you can be fined, arrested or charged and have your replica gun seized ”.

The investigation is ongoing.

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