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.