A Victoria man is facing recommended charges after brandishing a rifle in a parking lot in the 1900-block of Douglas Street. (VicPD)

Victoria man facing charges after brandishing semi-automatic rifle

Suspect was arrested without incident

A Victoria man is facing recommended charges after pointing an ‘AK-47’-like rifle at another person in a parking lot.

Victoria police officers were called to a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 1900-block of Douglas Street just after midnight on Tuesday. When officers arrived they located the victim, who described the rifle that was pointed at them as resembling an “AK-47.”

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The victim reported the suspect has brandished the rifle in the building parking lot and had threatened him. The victim was not physically injured.

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Officers determined the rifle was a replica M4 carbine. The suspect was arrested without incident and transported to cells.

VicPD is recommending charges including assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.


 

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