OTTAWA — A group of youths were reported making threats and intimidating with a knife and what appeared to be a firearm around 8 p.m. Jan. 25 in the 200 block of Queen Mary.
Officers attended and arrested four youths at the scene — a 14-year-old and 15-year-old boy have been charged and the other two were released unconditionally.
Following the execution of a search warrant at the home yesterday, seven guns – presumed to be paintball and air pistols – were seized.
This was the second incident this weekend where replica firearms prompted a police response.
Actions that threaten the safety of our community, like using a firearm or replica gun to commit a crime or intimidate, are taken seriously by the Ottawa Police.
When a firearm is used to threaten someone, it is important to understand that police will respond as though the firearm is real (replica or not). The suspect represents a danger to public safety, and as such police will have a measured response to protect the community.