Scary moments for people at Surrey’s Guildford Mall Saturday evening.
Police swarmed the underground parking lot near the Wal-Mart shortly after 8:30 PM after receiving reports of a group of men in masks with guns.
Staff Sgt. Murray Hedderson describes what happened next.
“Members of the Surrey RCMP immediately attended the location and located the group of males, some of them still wearing masks and with what appeared to be pistols in their hands. The group of males was detained at gunpoint, and it was determined the handguns that they had were actually imitation firearms.”
He says the group were ‘just playing around’ and couldn’t give a legitimate reason for what they were doing.
Hedderson would like to remind people police can’t tell the difference between fake or real guns until they can take a look up close, and will respond accordingly.
No charges have been laid.