- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say a man who mounted a BB gun resembling a rifle on a bi-pod near an Albuquerque boulevard will not face charges.

Officer Tanner Tixier says the man was detained for questioning Wednesday morning after police responded to 911 reports of a man with a gun. Police initially described the gun as an “unknown type of rifle, with an optic system, mounted on a bi-pod.”

It turned out the man was aiming the BB gun at a paper bulls-eye for target practice in an open field between a Motel 6 and a strip club.

As the man packed up and began riding away on a bicycle, Tixier says, officers moved in to take him into custody. Police do not plan to release the man’s name.

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