July 18, 2014 6:20 pm

Youth arrested in St. Albert with ‘very realistic looking’ BB gun

St. Albert RCMP arrest a 17-year-old male with an unloaded black CO2 powered BB gun that was "very realistic looking. "

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EDMONTON – A 17-year-old was arrested on Wednesday with what RCMP describe as “an unloaded black CO2 powered BB gun that was very realistic looking.”

At about 10 p.m. on July 16, a St. Albert resident told RCMP a young man was walking from a vehicle towards Lions’ Park carrying what looked like a black handgun.

Officers immediately went to the park, but couldn’t find the youth. However, a few minutes later, he was arrested next to the park on Red Willow Trail.

Since a handgun was reported, the RCMP used a high-risk takedown approach on the youth and the four other young people with him.

Officers found an unloaded BB gun on the 17-year-old, who used to live in St. Albert, when they arrested him.

The City of St. Albert has a bylaw prohibiting air guns in city parks, so the RCMP seized the BB gun.

No charges have been laid at this time, and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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