The incident took place Saturday at around 6:50 p.m. on the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just as a woman was leaving a business.
Three young men attempted to go inside, but she informed them they could not enter, as the business was closing. As a result, one of them showed her what appeared to be a firearm in his waistband, allege police.
The complainant left and went into another business three blocks away. The three men followed her inside.
Police arrived on scene and arrested the youth without incident.
During the investigation, it was discovered the suspect was allegedly concealing a canister of bear spray in his waistband. No firearm was involved.
There were no injuries from the incident.
The accused has been charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act with unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon. He makes his first court appearance on Jan. 20.
The two other males were not charged.