Police: Gun that led to Pa. hotel standoff was toy

July 3, 2011 12:30:15 PM PDT
Police say a standoff at a central Pennsylvania hotel after a report of a man with a machine gun has ended peacefully, and the gun turned out to be a toy - but the man turned out to be wanted in another state.

State police spokesman Trooper Thomas Pinkerton says a guest reported seeing the weapon at the Best Western Hotel in Shippensburg Township in Cumberland County at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Police evacuated a nearby church and told other guests to remain in their rooms.

After the man surrendered at 1:45 p.m., the gun was found to be a toy replica of a Thompson machine gun.

But police said the man was arrested after he was found to be wanted on an assault charge in Maryland.


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