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Terminator prop causes gun scare in Toronto

Last Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 11:35 am EDT

A movie character made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger caused a gun scare in Toronto on Wednesday night.

Update: Reporter Shauna Hunt is investigating where Toronto’s terminator came from. Follow along with her updates in real-time. For a mobile-friendly link, click here.

Police tweeted at about 9 p.m. that they were responding to a call about a man seen with a gun in a neighbourhood near the downtown core.

After scouring the area, police discovered that the man with a gun was actually a prop of the actor’s character in ‘The Terminator.’ And there was no real gun.

This Terminator prop caused a gun scare, found by CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy on Aug. 4, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira
This Terminator prop caused a gun scare, found by CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy on Aug. 4, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira

 

This Terminator prop caused a gun scare, found by CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy on Aug. 4, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira
This Terminator prop caused a gun scare, found by CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy on Aug. 4, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira

 

The police tweet read: “Police on scene have located a Terminator cutout holding a gun.”

The tweet also included a nod to Schwarzenegger’s famous catchphrase with the added hashtag “IllBeBack.”

Police left the prop behind and all that was left was images of Schwarzenegger on the internet.

Toronto police tweet about the 'Terminator' cutout on Aug. 3, 2016. (Photo of Arnold added by CityNews) Photo via Twitter/@TPSOperations and IMDB
Toronto police tweet about the ‘Terminator’ cutout on Aug. 3, 2016. (Photo of Arnold added by CityNews) Photo via Twitter/@TPSOperations and IMDB

 

But, the ‘Terminator’ did come back. After hours of souring the neighbourhood dumpsters, CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy found the prop.

A man called Dandy over to an alleyway behind a home he was cleaning between 164 and 168 Grange Ave Apparently a tenant recently moved out from the area and left the prop behind.

Cameraman Bert Dandy, who found the Terminator prop, and assignment editor Louay El-Khatib roll the prop into the CityNews building on Aug. 4, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira
Cameraman Bert Dandy, who found the Terminator prop, and assignment editor Louay El-Khatib roll the prop into the CityNews building on Aug. 4, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira

 

Cameraman Bert Dandy delivers the Terminator prop to CityNews, Aug. 4, 2016. The prop caused a gun scare. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira
Cameraman Bert Dandy delivers the Terminator prop to CityNews, Aug. 4, 2016. The prop caused a gun scare. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira

 

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This Terminator prop caused a gun scare, found by CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy on Aug. 4, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira