Fake gun prompts police to evacuate Westboro Beach
2 people arrested, no charges laid as of Monday morning
A 911 call about someone seen with what looked like a gun at Westboro Beach prompted Ottawa police to evacuate the area and arrest two people Sunday.
Police were called just before 1 p.m. about a male spotted with what appeared to be a gun.
Investigators cleared the area, forcing dozens of beach-goers out of the water, to allow for a search.
A fake gun was found and two 18-year-old men were arrested, police said.
No charges had been laid as of Monday morning.
Heavily armed police were called to investigate a report of 2 people with a gun. Police say it was a fake gun. <br><br>Video from the scene: <a href="https://t.co/hUomHC0xh4">pic.twitter.com/hUomHC0xh4</a>—@CBCOttawa
What's going on at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Westboro?src=hash">#Westboro</a> beach? Huge police presence and the fastest clearing of a crowd I've ever seen. Check out those (literal) guns! <a href="https://t.co/f8kTl76KGX">pic.twitter.com/f8kTl76KGX</a>—@_iluka_