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Manitoba teen arrested with fake firearm outside Chickendaze festival

RCMP found this airsoft pistol on a 16-year-old teen at a festival last weekend.
RCMP found this airsoft pistol on a 16-year-old teen at a festival last weekend. Supplied/RCMP

A 16-year-old young man was found wielding a fake gun outside Oakbank’s Chickendaze festival on Saturday.

RCMP were called after the teen was spotted walking around the perimeter of the festival with the firearm.

Officers conducted a high-risk take down of the youth, and found the airsoft pistol hidden in his clothes.

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They also discovered the teen, from the RM of Springfield, had been reported missing from Winnipeg.

He faces charges for possessing the concealed weapon and failing to comply with court-ordered conditions.

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