It might have looked like the real thing from afar, but a call to police about two males in the downtown area, possibly armed with an assault rifle, ended up being a cautionary tale, and little else.
Police were alerted by a female in the area of Toronto Street and Dunlop Street West in regards to her seeing two males in the area, one of which was possibly holding an automatic rifle. Officers immediately responded and upon arriving located the males, determining the “gun” was a replica AK-47 rifle.
They were cautioned and sent on their way as no offence had been committed, police report.
In other police news:
City police assisted their provincial cousins with a high-risk drug-related takedown.
Barrie police officers responded to a call for assistance from the OPP following a vehicle with several individuals inside. The “ride” began in Rama and ended at Highway 400 and Mapleview Drive.
Barrie officers provided support for safety purposes on the highway. Several individuals were taken into custody and the OPP continued with the ensuing investigation at the Barrie detachment.