Prop weapons for student film shoot result in 911 call

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Four film students got into some hot water when witnesses mistook prop weapons for the real thing.

Halton Regional Police were called to an apartment in Oakville Saturday night after a witness called 911.

The witness claimed they had seen a man forced into the apartment at gunpoint.

They also reported seeing a hatchet and hearing screaming and yelling.

The Tactical Unit was immediately called in and four men were taken into custody.

Officers searched the apartment and discovered the props as the men explained they were just film students.

All four were released unconditionally, but police officials remind any would-be filmmakers to give them a heads up when a shoot involves fake weapons.