CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 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.