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Nanaimo mall evacuated after youth seen with gun

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A young man is in custody until a court appearance Tuesday morning.

Woodgrove Centre in Nanaimo was locked down Monday after a report that a youth was seen carrying a gun. Don Healy / Postmedia

A young man is custody after a gun scare cleared a mall in Nanaimo on Monday.

Woodgrove Centre was evacuated around 5:30 p.m. after police received a report that a youth was seen carrying a gun.

“A youth male was seen in possession of a gun, but has not harmed anyone,” Nanaimo RCMP said in a release.

Police say they arrested a young man at 6:30 p.m. “at an alternate location.”

He remains in custody until a court appearance Tuesday morning.

No name was released.

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