Video: Man With Gun Stirs Panic
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — With the state’s open carry gun laws, it was bound to happen — someone walks into a business carrying a gun, and employees react by calling police.
It did Wednesday in Columbus.
A man walked into Popeye’s on Highway 45 carrying a gun at about 1:30 p.m. today. He walked through the restaurant section without saying anything and went into the bathroom. Employees called 911 and began evacuating.
Police and sheriff’s deputies surrounded the business and a Columbus officer ordered the man out of the bathroom.
The gun turned out to be a realistic looking plastic BB pistol.
The man was taken into custody. He eventually was released without charges.