26 September 2022

Fake firearm allegedly pointed at Gungahlin Village staff, teen arrested

| Claire Fenwicke
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A fake firearm was allegedly pointed at Gungahlin Village security staff. Photo: Gungahlin Village Facebook.

A 14-year-old has been arrested after allegedly pointing a firearm at a security staffer at Gungahlin Village.

Police received reports two young people had pulled out what appeared to be a firearm and pointed it at one of the shopping centre’s staff on Wednesday (21 September).

Officers reviewed CCTV footage before they went to a home in a nearby suburb, where they arrested a 14-year-old and charged them with possession of a firearm in a public place.

Police later located the firearm at the home of one of the 14-year-old’s friends. This person’s alleged involvement was still under investigation.

The weapon was identified as a gel blaster.

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The 14-year-old was refused watch house bail and transferred to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.

They’ll appear before the ACT Children’s Court at a later date.

Anyone with further information about the incident has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7222746.

Information could be provided anonymously.

Original Article published by Claire Fenwicke on Riotact.

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