Winnipeg man busted for flashing firearm at Polo Park food court

A 23-year-old Winnipeg man is facing a weapons charge after an incident in the food court at the CF Polo Park mall.

Police said they were called to the mall Monday afternoon in response to a report of a man who had been spotted removing a handgun from a bag and showing it to another person, before putting it back in the bag and leaving the mall.

Mall security tipped off police, who found the suspect nearby at Portage Avenue and Tylehurst Street, where he was taken into custody and the weapon — which turned out to be a CO2-powered BB gun designed to resemble a Beretta handgun — was seized.

The man is facing a charge of weapons possession and was released on an appearance notice.

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