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Charges laid in airsoft arrest at Israel solidarity rally

Calgary police have charged a man who was arrested last night at a pro-Israel meeting.

Man was bringing 2 airsoft handguns, say police

A man has been charged after being arrested Wednesday night for trying to bring two air-soft gun into the Israel solidarity rally, say police. (Devin Heroux/CBC)

Calgary police have charged a man who was arrested last night at a pro-Israel meeting.

A man was questioned on his way into the Calgary Jewish Centre and police say they found two airsoft handguns in his bag.

The 26-year-old is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon into a public meeting and possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

Police said Wednesday night that the man is known to police and said his actions were not politically motivated.

The man is being held in custody until a court appearance Friday morning.

Another Gaza peace and anti-racism rally will be held Friday night at City Hall.