VicPD seize another replica firearm on Saturday

VicPD seize another replica firearm on Saturday
A photograph of a replica gun sized on Aug. 30, placed next to an officer’s duty pistol.

Victoria police said they seized another replica firearm over the weekend as they conducted a drug investigation.

On Saturday, just after 4:15 p.m., VicPD arrested a man in the 500-block of Ellice Street as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

According to police, when officers searched the man, they found a throwing knife and replica Glock pistol. Both the knife and the replica gun were seized.

VicPD said they have seized over 60 replica firearms this year. One of the latest seizures happened in Beacon Hill Park on Aug. 27. 

Police said replica firearms, which include “Airsoft” guns, air-powered pellet guns and other replica firearms have been used in numerous offences this year.

“Their close resemblance to actual firearms, as well as their capacity to cause physical and psychological injury, remain an area of concern when used irresponsibly,” VicPD said in a release.

No charges have been sworn as the investigation is continuing, police said.


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