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Rhineland-Palatinate: Young person with airsoft gun and camouflage clothing triggers police operation

2021-05-15T01:57:37.142Z

A minor was out in camouflage clothing - and with a weapon that looked "deceptively real". A passer-by called the police, emergency services looked for the boy with a helicopter.



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A youth who was out and about in Linz am Rhein with an airsoft gun and camouflage clothing triggered a large-scale police operation.

The minor from the town in Rhineland-Palatinate was observed trying to transport the airsoft gun to a friend on the street, the police said on Friday.

He then moved away from the street and disappeared into a bush.

A road user alerted the police and spoke of a long gun.

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The emergency services, who came with a helicopter and several service dog handlers, found the youth and seized the weapon, which looked "deceptively real".

The youngster was handed over to his parents.

He is now threatened with a lawsuit for violating the weapons law.

The police warned against carrying these "toy guns" with you as they could easily be mistaken for real firearms.

mjm / dpa

Source: spiegel

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