Local Man Briefly Detained Following Firearm Report

RCMP in Salmon Arm say that Tuesday brought about a call of a man waving what was reported to be a firearm in a local mall parking lot.

A member of the public called in the report, and was able to get a license plate for Police. 

A Salmon Arm man in his 30's was detained without incident, with Police saying that he was later released when the firearm was found to be a toy replica. 

RCMP say that the male had been playing with children in his vehicle and never posed a threat to anyone. 

Police say it's a reminder to leave realistic looking replica firearms at home.