Vancouver police said Friday a 54-year-old man has been arrested after being seen holding a gun and making threatening gestures in the downtown area on Tuesday.
The man was walking north on Granville Street by Nordstrom, holding and pointing what appeared to be a firearm around 10:15 a.m., police said in a Wednesday news release.
Security footage captured the suspect engaging with a person who is out of camera view, and making “cutting motions across his neck.”
He then entered Nordstrom, put a mask over his face and walked through the CF Pacific Centre Mall.
Police said the man was arrested Thursday night “and was in possession of a replica handgun and other weapons.”
Firearm-related charges have now been recommended to Crown counsel, police confirmed and the man remains in custody.
Investigators on the case can be reached at 604-717-3445.
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