August 20, 2014 12:13 pm

Man charged in Clayton Park gun scare will return to court in October

HALIFAX – A man arrested after a gun scare in a Halifax neighbourhood will be back in court in October to face charges.

Jason Keith Gillespie, 35, appeared in provincial court in Halifax on Wednesday.

He was released with conditions and is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 23.

Police have charged Gillespie with possession of weapons dangerous to the public peace and mischief.

He was reportedly seen walking around carrying firearms in the Clayton Park area Tuesday morning.

Three types of airsoft guns (long gun, assault weapon, and pistol), seized in previous incidents, that are similar to the weapons seized by Halifax police after the gun scare in Clayton Park.

Handout/Halifax Regional Police

Several patrol, emergency response and canine units searched the Westridge Drive area after receiving two separate reports of a man wearing camouflage and carrying one or more long guns.

Police say they found Gillespie in possession of multiple pellet guns that looked like real firearms, including one that resembled a machine gun.

They say he might have been heading for target practice when he was spotted.

With files from Rebecca Lau

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