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.

 

Just Posted

Surrey woman with autism has scooter stolen from SkyTrain station

Kayla Polege purchased scooter after ‘shutdowns’ on transit

Students lend hand decorating Ocean Park Community Orchard shed

Grade 1-2 classes from Ocean Cliff Elementary at South Surrey garden Friday.

Phase three of ‘King George Hub’ development moves forward

Coast Capital Savings headquarters next to King George SkyTrain was phase one of the project

HOCKEY: Olympic dreams for Surrey teen now with Canada’s U18 team

Cloverdale’s Jenn Gardiner a third-year star with Comets of B.C. Female Major Midget League

OUR VIEW: Memories of the ‘strip’ still fresh

Can’t blame Surrey residents for being wary after the human tragedy of 135A Street

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

New silver collector coin features Indigenous dancer

New silver collectors coin captures fast-paced energy of an Indigenous powwow

Off Nova Scotia, a bid to ‘unravel the mystery’ of great white sharks

The question: Is Nova Scotia the second mating site for Atlantic white sharks, something scientists say could be key to protecting the endangered species.

Man arrested after carjacking, collision, pepper spray attacks in Vancouver

Vancouver police say one man is in custody after a chaotic scene of events in the downtown core

Canadian investigator says World Anti-Doping Agency got a bad deal from Russia

A Canadian lawyer says the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country’s drug-testing program.

Fashion Fridays: Rock some animal print

Kim XO, lets you in on the latest fall fashion trends on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

Emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River

B.C. doctor weighs in on the kid ‘screen time’ debate

A Maple Ridge mother opens up about her children’s use of tablets, smartphones and television

Most Read