Toy gun closes Christchurch street

A toy gun has closed a street in  Christchurch.
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A toy gun has closed a street in Christchurch.

A Christchurch man with a toy gun caused a commotion on Tuesday, closing a suburban street after his fake firearm was reported to police. 

The toy gun was seen being played with in Sydenham shortly after 4pm.

Strickland St was closed and a kindergarten on the street was locked down.

A police spokesman said they had treated the incident "as if it was real" but there had been no threat to the public.

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