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Fake Gun Sparks Security Scare On Newcastle Bus

Police stopped the bus at Williamtown

A 17 year old boy sparked a security scare on a bus from Nelson Bay to Newcastle last night.

A female passenger noticed the teen had what looked like a gun in his bag, and got off the bus to call 000.

Police intercepted the bus near Williamtown Airport.

Officers searched the boy's bag and discovered the gun was a replica.

They say he wasn't making any threats to fellow passengers.

The boy has been released into the care of his parents, as investigations continue.