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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.

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