Hector International Airport was shut down for about an hour Friday night after a report of a man with a gun.
This situation sounds very serious, but was actually a big misunderstanding. It actually turned out to be a 10-year-old and a family playing with a BB gun.
The call came in just before 9pm for a person with a gun at the cell phone park. Police closed off the airport road and started to slowly approach the park with guns drawn.
They also started communicating with the Airport Traffic Control Tower to see what they could see.
Then when a car left with the alleged suspect, police pulled it over to find the 10 year old with the BB gun. Police say the family now understands why it may have been a bad idea to play with the gun here.
They were then allowed to leave. As for the airport, it's now functioning as normal and allowing people in and out.
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