Brantford police investigate report of possible firearm

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Brantford police rolled out a tactical response Wednesday morning after receiving a report about a possible firearm outside a residence on Colborne Street East.

Someone who called 911 at around 9:30 AM said they believe a person was holding a firearm. Patrol officers, the emergency response team and a canine unit responded, blocked off traffic and contained the area in the interest of public safety.

The residents cooperated with the police, and investigated the report of a firearm, which they concluded to be unfounded.

There will continue to be a police presence in the area as the investigation is concluded. The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the incident was investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

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