‘Male with rifle’ turns out to be boy with pellet gun

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 18, 2011 7:20 AM

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University of Iowa police responded to several reports of a male with a rifle on the top level of UI Hospitals and Clinics parking ramp 4 on Thursday.

UI police responded at 11:22 a.m.; after instructing the male to lie on the ground, discovered the individual to be a 14-year-old with a replica rifle that only shot pellets.

His mother arrived at the scene and told UI officers the two were visiting a family member who is a patient at the hospital.

The two continued with their hospital visit after the replica rifle was placed in the trunk of the vehicle they had arrived in.

— by Alison Sullivan

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