Families threatened with replica firearm

Families were in fear after a male adult pulled out a replica firearm from a black RAV4 and threatened families residing along the road at Harmock beach in Northwest Guadalcanal. 

Police arrested a male person with replica firearm

In a statement today, Police say this happened over the weekend, and they have arrested an adult male person in relation to this.  

“More than ten people were also arrested by the police at the Rove Police Headquarter in relation to the same incident. The adult male person involved in the threatening violence is yet to be charged as investigation continues,” a statement from Police Media said. 

It is alleged that the adult man was disappointed after police arrested his son for careless driving at the road heading down to the beach.

Police say the suspect believed communities called the police for the arrest of his son.

Commissioner of RSIPF Mr Mostyn Mangau said the incident is not a welcoming story as we enter the festive season. 

“As a Christian country, we must prepare our homes for the birth of our saviour. Such action is not reflective of us as a Christian loving country,” Mangau said. 

He appealed to the good people of Solomon Islands to stop doing such action which poses a threat to families as well as those who own the beaches in North West Guadalcanal.

“Respect those beach owners and we must understand that these are their source of income to support their families. Such incidents will give fear to the beach goers which can also affect beach owners whose source of income comes from the beaches.

“These are places where our people can have time out with families for relaxation during the festive period, said Commissioner Mangau.

“I assure the beach goers who spend time with families that the situation is handled by police and those who are involved will face justice for their own actions,” Commissioner Mangau said.  

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