RCMP seized and destroyed a replica gun yesterday afternoon in Prince George.
Mounties received a complaint about a hand gun which was seen in a vehicle near the Pine Centre Mall around 3:30pm. Officers located the car a few minutes later.
The two occupants were ordered to surrender and were taken into custody. However Mounties says since they did not point the gun at anyone, they were released without facing any charges.
Despite that, the gun was seized and destroyed.
Mounties says that in many cases, it is impossible to distinguish a replica gun from the real thing from a distance. They add officers will treat every report of a gun extremely seriously until they can determine there is no threat to public safety.