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Arrest made after person reportedly seen wandering George Town streets with ‘modified toy firearm’

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Tasmania Police were called to the incident. Image / Pulse

A man has been arrested after a person was reportedly seen wandering the streets of George Town with a firearm this morning.

Police say 000 callers reported seeing an armed person in the area of Bathurst Street in the town’s north on Friday.


Officers attended the scene and arrested the alleged offender, a 25-year-old man, at a private residence nearby.

Upon investigation, authorities discovered a “modified toy firearm” at the property, leading to the man being charged with various offences in connection with the “isolated incident”.

Tasmania Police George Town station. Image / Pulse

Police say no one was injured and the man will appear in the Launceston Magistrate Court at the end of May.

Anyone who witnessed the man in the area is urged to contact George Town Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers.

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