Skip to content

Weapon at Kivi Park turned out to be a pellet gun

Park has been reopened

Updated April 10 at 2:19 a.m.: Greater Sudbury Police have reopened Kivi Park this afternoon after closing the facility due to a weapons complaint.

Officers were dispatched to the popular South End park at 1:06 p.m. this afternoon after someone spotted people with what appeared to be a gun. 

Within about an hour, officers located the people in question. Turns out they had brought a pellet gun to the park.

"A pellet gun is always believed to be a real (weapon) until proved otherwise," GSPS said in a tweet. "Individuals entered the park with a pellet gun, which caused a safety concern for the public."

The park has been reopened and police have not said if there were any grounds to lay charges.

Original story

Greater Sudbury Police said people should expect a heavy police presence at Kivi Park.

Officers are on scene for a weapons complaint. 

"Community members are asked to avoid the area," said a tweet from police, issued at 1:06 p.m. "Officers are working towards locating the involved persons."

No further information is currently available.