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The Today File

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July 9, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Replica of handgun gets man arrested at UW library

Replica of the CZ 75 D Compact 9MM Luger made by CZ-USA. The replica is a 6mm BB gun made by ASG (Action Sports Games). (UW Police Department)

A man was arrested Sunday in the University of Washington Odegaard Library after students observed a replica handgun in his waistband, police said.

The UW Police Department received reports around 4:30 p.m. Sunday of a man with gun in the library, Cmdr. Steve Rittereiser said. Officers found the 23-year-old man in the library computer lab with what looked like a 9mm handgun tucked into his pants.

The man, who is not a UW student, was arrested without incident and escorted out of the library.  Officers discovered then that it the gun was a replica, Rittereiser said.

“It was being carried in a manner that would be alarming,” Rittereiser said. “Quite frankly, it looks very realistic.”

The man was arrested on a misdemeanor weapons violation, Rittereiser said. He has not been formally charged.

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