Sep 5, 2016 4:04 PM
BB gun mistaken for authentic during sobriety check in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — An officer spotted what appeared to be a loaded gun in arm's reach of a driver during a traffic stop on Friday.
It turned out that the loaded weapon was really just a BB gun.
The officer separated the driver and the loaded weapon.
He investigated the weapon to realize that it was really a BB gun that had been manufactured to look authentic.
No arrests were made in connection with the incident, and police expressed relief that the situation was not worse.