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Teen arrested for pointing toy gun at security guard

A 14-YEAR-OLD has been arrested after allegedly pointing a firearm at a security staff member of Gungahlin Village, later revealed to be a gel blaster toy gun.

Police attended the shopping centre on Wednesday (September 21) after reports that two young people produced what appeared to be a firearm at one of the of the marketplace’s security staff.

After reviewing CCTV footage, police attended a home in a nearby suburb and arrested a 14-year-old with possession of a firearm in a public place.

Police then later located the firearm, later identified as a gel blaster, at the home of a friend of the 14-year-old.

A gel blaster is a toy gun which shoots small gel balls. They are similar in design to airsoft guns.

The involvement of the second individual is still under investigation.

The 14-year-old was refused watch house bail and was transferred to Bimberri Youth Justice Centre to appear before the ACT Children’s Court at a later date.

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