'Man with BB gun' caused gay pride parade panic

D.C. Pride parade canceled after false report of shots fired

The unidentified man turned into once taken into custody all the draw through Saturday night time's parade and is facing a gun possession payment, police mentioned.

Several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ+ pride parade sent people running through the streets of the nation's capital, according to District of Columbia Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue. Officials in Washington say several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ pride parade sent people running through the streets of the USA capital. He was arrested. Rivera said there was no evidence that shots were fired.

Aftabjit Singh pulled out the gun after another person allegedly threatened his "significant other" in the Dupont Circle neighbourhood of Washington, DC, police said.

Although no gunshots were fired, hundreds of people ran from the area, knocking down metal police barricades and running into stores, fearing that a gunman had opened fire on the crowd of revelers.

As he was led away in handcuffs, Singh vowed to come back and shoot the person he claimed had threatened him, police said.

Part of Dupont Circle was apparently taped off, with miscellaneous items scattered around the area-items that people perhaps dropped in the rush to evacuate the area.

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Cmdr. Guillermo Rivera of the Metropolitan Police said police were responding to a call of a man with a gun.

Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that she had been briefed by police and there were "no shots fired".

"Everything fell and everyone said: 'Run!,'" said Hernandez of Falls Church, Virginia.

"We can not allow this incident, until we know all the facts of it... to ruin the pride celebration going on this weekend", said Ashley Smith, president of Capital Pride Alliance, which organizes the annual event. "We're very focused on wanting to make sure we continue to have a great event for the rest of the weekend".

The police report says officers made contact with Duffy, whom the report lists as Suspect 1, due to her significant other being arrested.

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