Man in full camoflauge gear carrying imitation rifle sparks 911 call in Surrey

Surrey RCMP say man was compliant and prevented what could have been a more serious outcome.

Police say a man was carrying an Airsoft rifle in Surrey on the weekend closely resembling this Colt Carbine firearm

A man dressed in full camouflage gear carrying a backpack and a long barrel firearm was spotted in Surrey on Saturday morning.

Surrey RCMP received a 911 call that the man was walking northbound on 150 Street near 101A Avenue.

Several officers with guns drawn approached the individual and took him into custody.

It was determined the 21-year-old was carrying a Airsoft rifle closely resembling a Colt Carbine – a firearm the RCMP carry. The imitation gun had no makings on it indicating it was not a real gun.

It wasn’t until the firearm could be closely inspected that it was determined it wasn’t real. The man, it turned out, was simply on his way to a nearby Airsoft competition.

Police say the man involved was totally compliant, but said if he hadn’t been, the situation could have had serious consequences.

 

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