There Is Not an Armed Gunman Near the Broward County Courthouse

There Is Not an Armed Gunman Near the Broward County Courthouse

If you're concerned about the big roadblock on Andrews Avenue near the courthouse on SE Sixth Street, don't be -- it's all under control, according to Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Det. Travis Mandell.


Authorities are still trying to unravel what actually happened, but Mandell said initial information points to reports of a "guy running around with a rifle and a scope on it," which turned out to be far less scary than it sounds.

There was a guy with a rifle, but Mandell said that based on the limited information available right now, the situation doesn't involve a shooter but "something about having his rifle fixed." Both the man and his broken gun have been secured, but the concrete details of what happened won't be available for a while. Either way, you're safe.



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