Lockdown lifted for Quadra Elementary after police seize replica firearm

Victoria police seized a replica firearm from a vehicle in Quadra Village after a report of the weapon prompted a brief lockdown of two nearby schools.

Officers responded to Quadra Street just after 9 a.m. after a caller reported that a man had been seen brandishing a gun outside a nearby school, said police spokesman Bowen Osoko.

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Quadra Elementary School and an educational building called the Quadra Warehouse were locked down as police searched the area.

Police found the replica handgun inside a nearby vehicle. They located the vehicle owner nearby and he confirmed he showed the handgun to a workmate. Police seized the replica handgun and the lockdown was lifted just after 10 a.m.

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