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Man arrested for waving gun at DC Pride parade, sparking stampede



A man was arrested for waving a hand in the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, DC.

Saturday night's parade and

News of a gun had been sparked an active-shooter scare – with officials saying about seven people were taken to a hospital for a stroke of misfortune, as police believing no shots were

"Commision Guillermo Rivera of the Metropolitan Police Department."

"Officers arrived and stopped at individual."

"Someone in the crowd said there was a man with a gun and that one fired and a gun was recovered close by. There's no evidence that any shots were fired, but that's under investigation, "Rivera said, according to the Washington Blade.

The scare started with a fight in the Washington Blade the air, "parade-goer Cory Bittner told the Blade.

" That's when everybody started running. "

" We heard people. "

Panic spread quickly, with the noise added to the confusion, according to eyewitnesses say, 'Get back, take cover, there's an active shooter,' Dave Kolesar told the Blade.

"As people were coming down, I did hear a few loud bangs,

Elizabeth Hernandez, 1

9, so heard "pop, pop" as barricades were tossed over. Ashley Smith, president of the event organizers, Capital Pride Alliance, remained defiant.

"We can not allow this incident to be the pride of going on." this weekend, "Smith said.

" We're very focused on wanting to make sure we continue to have a great event for the rest of the weekend. "


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