A suspected family dispute led police to seize a stash of imitation firearms and arrest a couple in a public housing flat in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day, a police source said on Thursday. Officers were called to the Lai Fu House flat, in Cheung Sha Wan, after an anonymous tip off from a disgruntled family member around 11pm on Wednesday. Teen accused of snatching police officer’s gun denied bail Inside the Lai Kok Estate apartment, police found 10 air-powered handguns and toy guns in the shape of pistols and revolvers, along with 86 cartridges for toy guns, and a pair of handcuffs. A 62-year-old man and his 61-year-old wife were arrested for possession of offensive weapons and imitation firearms. Imitation guns can refer to toy guns, air guns, or guns used in war games. In Hong Kong, possessing imitation firearms carries a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. The guns have been sent for ballistic tests to determine if they produce more than the legal limit of two joules of power. An airgun that produces more than two joules is considered a firearm under Hong Kong law. According to the source, the guns belong to one of the suspects who likes to collect them. “Initial investigation indicated the seizure was not linked to the city’s ongoing anti-government protests,” a police source said. According to the source, police believe the couple had a dispute with a family member, who subsequently reported them to police. As of 11am on Thursday the suspects were still being detained at Cheung Sha Wan Police Station, and neither had been charged.