Gun spotted on Mass. State House camera was Air Soft toy

Sept. 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

BOSTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Police said an armed person spotted on a security camera outside the State House in Boston turned out to be a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun.

Massachusetts State Police said park rangers monitoring the security camera outside the State House spotted what appeared to be a person looking through the scope of a rifle inside a minivan Sunday and troopers located the van less than two hours later, the Boston Herald reported Monday.

Troopers determined the person seen in the van was a 12-year-old boy examining his new Air Soft Rifle, which appears realistic but fires plastic pellets, while his father was inside the State House.

"It appears at this time that no live firearm was at the State House, nor any imminent danger," state police said in a statement.

Police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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