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Imitation weapons trigger police alert

National News // April 2, 2019

Police stormed a shopping centre in Zurich yesterday to confront a man carrying an automatic rifle and a hand gun.

Public Domain Pictures Imitation weapons trigger police alert

Alarmed shoppers called police at the Shopville centre when they spotted the man eating at a snack bar.

It turned out the weapons were imitation – but the police point out that remains illegal.

The 28-year-old faces up to three years in jail – although a fine is more likely, according to the city police.

A police spokeswoman says imitation weapons are a constant problem for the police.

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