VicPD are once again warning the public not to carry or brandish replica firearms after responding to flurry of calls in a matter of hours on Saturday,
The first came in just after 2 p.m.
Officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue where a woman had been seen with a suspected firearm. Officers found her and she was arrested without incident, an airsoft pistol was seized.
Four hours later at 6:20 p.m., police attended the area of Tyee Road and Bay Street following reports of a man pointing a firearm at a business but they were unable to find the suspect.
At 6:30 p.m., officers went to the 200-block of Simcoe Street after reports of two men with a handgun. The caller had knowledge of guns and believed the weapon was real. Two youth were located and the gun turned out to be a toy. They were cautioned.
Just 10 minutes later at 6:40 p.m., police attended the 1200-block of Wharf Street after Victoria Fire found a firearm while dealing with a medical call. The weapon also turned out to be a replica. It was seized by officers.
VicPD say that while no one was harmed in any of the incidents, they remind the public that officers have a split second to make decisions, and each firearm is treated as real until it can be determined to be a replica.
No charges are being recommended in any of the cases.