911 Called After Photographer’s Tripod Mistaken for Machine Gun

A few days ago, there was an alarm in the police station of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Policemen in heavy body armor showed up at an office building in Lancaster after a 911 call, reporting that a gunman was holding a machine gun. However, the "gunman" soon revealed, she was actually a photographer who was holding her tripod. ABC News reports that officers responded to the 11 a.m. call by searching the Griest Building floor by floor for the suspected gunman. They soon found the female photographer and her tripod, which was perhaps confused with a 6-barreled minigun.

Industrial Resolution, a software company in the building, posted a photo on Facebook showing the police with the photographer.

Lt. Todd Umstead of the Lancaster police department believes the caller did the right thing by calling 911, saying that his force would “much rather respond to a call like this” than to not get a call about an actual machine gun being carried around. Well, we hope that we'll never have to.

via: petapixel.com
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