Man Pulling BB Gun at Capital Pride Parade Triggered Panic: Police

A man pulled out a BB gun during an altercation during Saturday's Capital Pride Parade, causing widespread panic and mistaken reports of an active shooter, police say. Several people were hurt in the chaos as hundreds fled.

D.C Police Chief Peter Newsham confirmed to News4 that a shooting did not occur at the Dupont Circle festival on Saturday. A police report released Sunday shows that the confusion may have started when a man pulled out a BB gun.

Aftabjit Singh, 38, will appear in court Monday on misdemeanor charges.

According to a police incident report, Singh said he pulled out the fake gun to threaten an unknown person who was hitting his significant other.

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Jacob Worek