Man in Santa suit seen waving a gun in downtown Victoria arrested

Santa with a gun

Victoria police arrested a man dressed in a Santa suit, complete with a fake beard, after receiving a report Wednesday morning that he had been seen with a gun.

Police were called about 10:30 a.m. and told the man was waving a gun in the area of Douglas and Fort streets.

He was taken into custody when officers found him sitting on a bench nearby. Police said the man had an outstanding warrant for uttering threats.

A replica handgun was seized.

The man is being held in custody pending a court appearance.

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