Three men briefly taken into custody before firearm is deemed fake.
The Stony Plain/Spruce Grove/Enoch RCMP responded to a public tip around noon yesterday regarding a man inside of a vehicle pointing a firearm at passengers inside the same vehicle.
Police were able to locate the vehicle very quickly and promptly took the three men inside into custody, but upon further investigation the firearm was determined to be a replica. The RCMP add the public or those inside the vehicle were never in any real danger.
While this report turned out to involve a fake weapon, the local RCMP do note all reports and calls regarding firearms are taken incredibly seriously and are treated as if the weapons are real and have the potential to cause harm.