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Botwood youth arrested for possession of replica handgun


BOTWOOD, NL – A 16-year-old boy in Botwood is facing several charges after allegedly  threatening two people with a pellet gun, which is a realistic replica of an actual nine-mm handgun.  

Police in Grand Falls-Windsor were called just before 3 p.m. Sunday with a complaint that an armed teenager was trying to locate and confront two other males.

RCMP  officers searched the Botwood area for more than an hour; officers eventually found the teen and several other boys  hiding in a wooded area near the town's trailer park.

The youth was arrested and officers found a black pellet gun in the area. Officers determined the pellet gun belonged to the teen that was arrested.

He was brought to the RCMP station in Grand Falls-Windsor as the investigation continued, and faces charges of  possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and possible other charges.

Anyone who may have knowledge of this incident is requested to contact the RCMP in Grand Falls-Windsor at (709)489-2121 or Crimestoppers.

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