Man arrested for carrying ‘fake weapon’ in Almeria

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NEAR MISS: Couple approached by man waving ‘fake weapon’ while parked in car. Photo Credits: Shutterstock / Guardia Civil

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of violently threatening a couple with a fake weapon as they sat in their car.

The suspect, referred to only as L.J.M.G, is said to have approached the parked vehicle head-on, waving the pistol and pointing it at the couple.

“The person sat in the passenger seat left the car and ran inside a nearby property to ask for help while the driver got out and tried to calm the person down. He finally got into a nearby vehicle and sped off”, according to a Guardia Civil statement.

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Police launched a search to find the suspect and car. They later found the man in a “very nervous state” near the Gran Plaza shopping centre in Roquetas de Mar.

But his vehicle and the suspected weapon had still not been found so investigators were sent to a nearby garage.

They soon located the vehicle together with several rounds and a firearm magazine, with the weapon eventually recovered after the suspect threw it on the ground.

The man is now being held in custody and awaiting trial.

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