Police charge man with pointing replica handgun and uttering threats

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A weapons complaint on Saturday, Feb. 20, resulted in several charges being laid.

According to a press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police, officers received information in relation to a weapons complaint that took place at a residence on Frederick Street. The press release says police were told that when two females knocked on the door of the residence, both were met by an man who reached into his apartment and pointed the handgun at one of their heads and threatened to kill both of them.

New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit conducted a search warrant of the residence and seized a black Beretta pellet handgun, which was determined to be a replica.

New Glasgow Regional Police Patrol Unit located the suspect the next day at 2 p.m. and transported him back to the police station.

An 81-year-old-male from Pictou County was charged with two counts of uttering threats and one count each of pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm and using imitation of a firearm in the commission of an offence. He was released upon strict conditions and will appear in Provincial Court in Pictou on May 3.