Man with BB gun prompts sniper scare near 100 Oaks

Man with BB gun prompts sniper scare near 100 Oaks (Image 1)

The manager of a south Nashville business prompted a scare Thursday afternoon after he was seen on the roof of the building with a BB gun.

The call went out shortly before 3 p.m. at 3040 Sidco Drive off Armory Drive and Interstate 65.

A CSX Railroad worker first reported the person on the roof with what the worker thought to be a rifle and a scope.

That person was later determined to be a manager of the building, according to Metro police spokesperson Kristin Mumford.

During an interview with officers, Mumford said the man told police he bought a new BB gun with a scope on it and wanted to “try it out.”

A matter of record report was filed.  He will not be charged, Mumford said.

The incident prompted a large scale police response.  Streets in the area were blocked off and a helicopter was circling.

Nashville's News 2 has a crew on the scene.

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