RCMP arrested a man Sunday afternoon just west of Riverside Park after witnesses reported he was brandishing a gun.
The pistol turned out to be a toy. Police arrested him on the beach.
Staff Sgt. Dave Lucas said people at the park became worried when they saw him holding it. It was also stuffed into the front of his pants, where the handle could be seen.
The man was arrested on allegations he breached his probation. Lucas said police are considering charges related to the toy gun, since his probation terms included that he not possess a firearm.