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Man faces 15 charges after arrest in White Oaks Mall: London police

Police say the suspect was arrested soon after officers responded to reports of a man carrying a gun in White Oaks Mall. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

A man from St. Thomas is facing more than a dozen charges after he was arrested while allegedly carrying a replica firearm and numerous identity documents in a London, Ont., mall.

Just after 9 p.m. Saturday, police say officers responded to reports of a man believed to be carrying a gun in White Oaks Mall.

Police say a suspect was located and arrested, adding that a search during the arrest “yielded a replica gun and a number of identity documents not belonging to the suspect.”

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No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, according to police.

A 43-year-old St. Thomas man has been charged with 15 offences, including 13 counts of possession of an identity document. His other charges are one count of carrying a concealed weapon or prohibited device or ammunition, and one count of failing to comply with an undertaking.

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The accused is scheduled to make a first court appearance on Feb. 15.

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