Police respond to reports of a man with a firearm at mall near Fairway Road

A Waterloo Regional Police car is shown in this file photo.

Waterloo regional police responded to reports of man with a firearm at a mall in Kitchener on Thursday afternoon.

Police say they responded to a mall in the area of Fairway Road around 2 p.m. after receiving a call from mall security about a man in possession of a firearm.

According to a release, the man was located and police seized one ounce of suspected cocaine but did not locate the firearm.

The cocaine has an estimated value of $2,500.

A 36-year-old Kitchener man is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.