Victoria man arrested with replica of assault rifle

A Victoria man is facing charges after being arrested Tuesday with a replica of an assault rifle.

Victoria police were called to a multi-unit temporary-housing facility in the 1900 block of Douglas Street, near Discovery Street, just after midnight for a report that a man had pointed an assault rifle at someone.

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Officers arrived and located the victim, who said the rifle looked like an AK-47. It was later identified as a replica of an M4 carbine.

The victim said the man had brandished the rifle in the building’s parking lot and threatened him. He was not physically harmed.

Officers began a search and evacuated the area as a precaution.

They found a suspect and the rifle, and arrested the man without incident.

Police are recommending charges including assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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