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

Police attended the buying centre on Wednesday (September 21) after studies that two younger individuals produced what gave the impression to be a firearm at one of many of {the marketplace}’s safety employees.

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

Police then later situated the firearm, later recognized as a gel blaster, on the dwelling of a buddy of the 14-year-old.

A gel blaster is a toy gun which shoots small gel balls. They’re comparable in design to airsoft weapons.

The involvement of the second particular person continues to be underneath investigation.

The 14-year-old was refused watch home bail and was transferred to Bimberri Youth Justice Centre to look earlier than the ACT Kids’s Courtroom at a later date.

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Ian Meikle, editor