Chaos Erupted at Capital Pride Parade Following Mistaken Reports of Shooting

June 10, 2019

People from across the DMV showed up Saturday to celebrate Pride in D.C.

Unfortunately, the celebration of Capital Pride Parade was cut short due to chaos that errupted following reports of an active shooter.

Police debunked reports of a shooting but took Aftabjit Singh, 38, into custody for threatening a parade-attendee with a BB gun, according to NBC Washington.

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Many in attendance claimed that they heard gun-fire, however, police did not confirm that any shots were fired.

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Singh was arrested and is facing charges of possession of BB gun, carrying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct, WTOP reported.

Several people were injured as a result of the chaos.

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