A 14-year-old has been arrested after allegedly pointing a firearm at a security staffer at Gungahlin Village.
Police received reports two young people had pulled out what appeared to be a firearm and pointed it at one of the shopping centre’s staff on Wednesday (21 September).
Officers reviewed CCTV footage before they went to a home in a nearby suburb, where they arrested a 14-year-old and charged them with possession of a firearm in a public place.
Police later located the firearm at the home of one of the 14-year-old’s friends. This person’s alleged involvement was still under investigation.
The weapon was identified as a gel blaster.
The 14-year-old was refused watch house bail and transferred to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.
They’ll appear before the ACT Children’s Court at a later date.
Anyone with further information about the incident has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7222746.
Information could be provided anonymously.