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Firearm report turns out to air soft rifle

Police responded to a report of a man walking down the street with a firearm at Fifth Avenue and Gillett Street Wednesday evening.

“Thankfully, it turns out it was young man walking with an air soft rifle,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “However, this type of report will always generate an immediate and serious police response, as there is no way to identify an air soft rifle from a real firearm at a glance. We thank the public for making this report when they saw something concerning to them.”

Police located the man and have spoken with him. There is no current risk to public safety.

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