Replica firearm seized

Hand Gun

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – At approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday night, Sault Police Services responded to the area of Chapple Avenue and Albion Street for reports of gunshots fired.

According to Lincoln Louttit, manager of communications for the police service, it wasn’t what it appeared.

“Officers responded to reports of gunshots in the Chapple Avenue area and a man with a long gun,” said Louttit.

“Investigation determined fireworks were set off in the area and the long gun was a replica. It was seized and those involved were cautioned about the concerns for public safety, no arrests were made.”

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