- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont mayor is criticizing a local filmmaker after several fake gunshots fired during a movie scene left state employees rattled.

The Rutland Herald (https://bit.ly/2fir8dF ) reports that city Mayor Christopher Louras said in social media post that Edgewood Studios owner David Giancola failed to warn the community that his crew would be shooting blanks in Rutland on Wednesday.

Louras says the shots were heard unexpectedly by the Agency of Human Services and the Department for Children and Families in nearby buildings. He says a number of employees were frightened.

A DCF spokeswoman says the filming was “disruptive” to the children.

Louras said the workers had reason to be concerned after the killing of social worker Lara Sobel last year.

Giancola says state and local authorities were notified of what was happening.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/


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