At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, we received a call regarding a man waving around what was believed to be a handgun on Old City Hall Lane off of Durham Street downtown.

Patrol Officers quickly arrived on scene and located a man matching the description walking down the laneway. Officers also located the weapon on the ground where they originally saw the man.

The man was placed under arrest and searched. Officers located a loaded BB gun magazine on him, as well as, a large can of bear spray. The firearm was confirmed to be a BB gun replicating a hand gun.  

The 20 year old man was charged with Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Breach of Probation as he is currently on a Firearms Prohibition Order stemming from an incident earlier this year.

The man will attend Bail Court today, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to answer to the charges.