A MAN was arrested at Stirling Station after a commuter reported they saw them carrying a firearm.
The commuter called Crime Stoppers on Wednesday at about 6.40pm after seeing what they believed was a gun in a passenger’s bag while travelling on a train from Warwick to Stirling.
Public Transport Authority staff stopped the man after he alighted at Stirling because he did not have a valid ticket.
They discovered he was the subject of an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct and received the report about the suspected firearm.
Scarborough Police attended and discovered it was a plastic gun used for video gaming, which could be mistaken for a working gun.
The 27-year-old man, from Clarkson, was charged with possessing a controlled weapon after he told officers he carried the toy firearm for self-protection.