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Woman arrested after waving imitation gun at people near 20th Avenue and Victoria Street

A 28-year-old woman is in custody after she apparently was waving a gun at people in the area of 20th Avenue and Victoria Street Wednesday afternoon.

 RCMP received several calls about a woman in the area of 20th Avenue and Victoria Street who was waving a handgun in the air and pointing it at passing vehicles. Several victims also stated the woman physically assaulted them while they were in their cars.

Frontline members flooded the area and began searching for the woman. In less than 10 minutes, at 4:48 p.m. police located the suspect at Redwood Avenue near Victoria Street and arrested her.

Police transported the woman, identified as Maureen Isaac-Johnson, to the Prince George RCMP Detachment and held her for court. The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved the following charges against Isaac-Johnson:

  • Robbery
  • Possession of a weapon or an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Use of an imitation firearm while committing a robbery
  • Carry, use or threaten to use a weapon or imitation weapon
  • Assault
  • Pointing a firearm without lawful excuse
  • Assaulting a Peace Officer

“The suspect was located rapidly due to a combination of detailed reports from multiple witnesses in the area and a well-coordinated search from frontline members, who acted quickly in response to the calls,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP.

Police are familiar with Isaac-Johnson. This investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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