CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Realistic toy guns popping up in local neighborhoods has Cambridge police warning the public about the safety concerns associated with these weapons.
The police department posted a picture of a BB gun and a real firearm recently seized from a nearby town on their Twitter and asked users to identify which gun is real.
“If this ‘toy’ was mistakenly believed to cause harm to a police officer or any other individual during a confrontation, it could be met with a negative response,” the department wrote.
Cambridge police are looking to take all unwanted guns off the streets through their gun buy-back event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Reservoir Church on Rindge Avenue and Pentecostal Tabernacle on Columbia Street.
Residents will be awarded gift cards for each gun they turn in.
Assault weapons are worth a $200 gift card, revolvers, handguns, semi-automatic shotguns and rifles are worth a $100 gift card and BB guns, pellet guns and ammunition turn ins will result in a $50 gift card.
Children can also bring in toy guns for a $5 ice cream gift card.
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