Winnipeg police say a couple of Good Samaritans helped them track down a man who was waving around what turned out to be a fake gun and uttering threats.
Police were called several times about a man who was brandishing a firearm near Grant Avenue and Nathaniel Street on Friday just after lunch.
A 16-year-old told police that a man had been in a nearby restaurant parking lot and threatened them with the fake gun before walking away.
The man was tracked down thanks to the help of a few Good Samaritans, say Winnipeg police, and they arrested him after a bit of a scuffle.
Police say they found the fake firearm on the man along with three fake $100 Canadian bills.
Because the man was nearby Grant Park High School, the school was placed in a hold-and-secure until the man was caught.
Tyrone Tijani-Mazur, 32, faces charges relating to mischief, weapons, uttering threats and possessing counterfeit money.
He is in custody.