Whim Creek man with toy gun prompts police response

Sam Jones and Caitlyn WattsNorth West Telegraph
The Whim Creek pub.
Camera IconThe Whim Creek pub. Credit: Stephen Scourfield The West Australian

Police are investigating an alleged incident in the Pilbara town of Whim Creek this morning where a man was seen wielding what turned out to be a toy gun.

It is alleged at around 11:45am the man was walking around the Whim Creek Hotel carpark area with what was believed to be a firearm, prompting a member of the public to call the police.

When officers arrived on the scene they found the firearm to be a toy gun.

The North West Telegraph understands a man is assisting police with their inquiries in relation to the alleged incident.

Police said the man was not directly threatening anyone and no one was injured during the incident.

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No charges have been laid and inquiries are ongoing.

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