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A man arrested with a replica gun at the celebration of busy St. John Canada Day: Police

St. John PoliceForce states that a 23-year-old man was arrested on July 1 after being reportedly armed at Rockwood Park. ..

Staff Sgt. Sean Rocka said police received multiple calls from a man in black and holding a long gun in the park.

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"A caller The suspect is near the playground, "according to Rocka's statement. "This caused a panic because there were so many people in the park, including children, to celebrateCanada Day."

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He said patrol police began evacuating the park while searching for the suspect.

"The 23-year-old was sitting with him on a park bench with something that looked like a rifle," Rocka said in an email. "The suspect was arrested for possessing a weapon for dangerous purposes."

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Rocka is a weapon Was found to be a counterfeit and was seized by police.

No one was injured in this case, and the suspect will be released from detention and will return to court on September 27.

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