Guns drawn on man passed out in car on I-77

- A tense situation on Interstate 77 after video shows North Carolina State Highway Patrol officers and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police with guns drawn on a vehicle.

The video, sent to us by a FOX 46 Charlotte viewer, shows three to four officers surrounding a black car with pistols and what appears to be a semi-automatic rifle drawn on the vehicle.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, Highway Patrol requested help with a man who had passed out inside his car on the side of the road with what was believed to be a gun. 

According to Highway Patrol, the man was drunk to the point of being passed out on the side of the road. Officers approached him and saw what they thought was a gun near him, but it was actually a BB gun. 

The man has not been charged. 

The scene is now clear.

State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

 

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