Victoria police seize two fake guns in COVID-19 dispute

Victoria police stepped in Friday night after a report that a firearm was produced during an argument about social distancing and alleged COVID-19 symptoms.

Officers were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 800-block of Fisgard Street about 8 p.m., said Victoria police Const. Cam MacIntyre.

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“The caller told us that some people in the building had COVID-19 symptoms and that a resident of the building confronted other residents about not following social-isolation protocols.”

When police arrived they evacuated the affected floors of the building and located a suspect, who was taken into custody. Two replica firearms were seized.

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