By The Canadian Press
BRANDON, Man. — Police in southwest Manitoba say they arrested a man at his home after he allegedly made mass shooting threats on social media — but they say his firearms were replicas.
The Brandon Police Service says it was alerted about the allegations on Friday evening, and they located the threatening comments along with pictures of the suspect with numerous firearms.
Police say they obtained a warrant to search the suspect’s home and showed up with a tactical response unit.
They say he came out of his home and was arrested without further incident.
A search of the home recovered the firearms, which were all found to be airsoft, which fire plastic projectiles.
The 26-year-old man was arrested for uttering threats and is scheduled to appear in court in November.