Fort Smith Police Arrest Man Who Threaten Drivers With Toy Gun

John Beasley.

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police took a person into custody Thursday morning after several people called 911 to report a man was walking around a busy intersection with a gun.

Just before 8 a.m. motorist reported a white male was threatening drivers with a handgun at 1100 Grand Ave.

Officers arrived at the scene and were able to arrest 48-year-old John Beasley, they then discovered the weapon was actually a toy replica pistol.

Fort Smith police say the officer’s quick response prevented Darby Jr. High from having to be shut down.

There were no reports of injuries from the incident.