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Male and female arrested following firearm complaint in Williams Lake…

WILLIAMS LAKE, BC: On Friday, September 18, 2020, at 1:53 PM, the Williams Lake RCMP responded to a report of a male with a firearm threatening a local citizen in the 1400 block of Broadway South, Williams Lake.

Investigation revealed that a person at a local business confronted a male and female who were allegedly under the influence of cannabis and asked them to leave area. The male suspect allegedly made a threat and produced a firearm before departing.

Through a coordinated response of multiple police units and communication with the public, a male and female were located a short distance away hiding and arrested without incident. The investigation resulted in the recovery of a firearm replica and other edged weapons. Both the male and female are very well-known to police and currently remain in custody pending charge approval.

There was no injuries to anyone during this incident.

Offences of uttering threats, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose are being recommended against the male offender.

Possession of concealed weapon and possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose are being recommended against the female.

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