Man arrested for brandishing carbon dioxide gun at downtown Ypsilanti bus stop
Ypsilanti police arrested an 18-year-old man after he brandished a gun powered by carbon dioxide during a confrontation Monday night at a bus stop.
Officers were dispatched about 8:30 p.m. Monday to a report of a disorderly group of people preparing to fight at the Ypsilanti Transit Center in the 200 block of Pearl Street in Ypsilanti.
The 911 caller told police that one of the men in the group had a gun in his waistband.
At the bus stop, police searched the 18-year-old suspect and found a carbon dioxide gun.
A carbon dioxide gun is the same class as air guns, and is powered by small disposable cylinders filled with about 12 grams of liquid carbon dioxide. They typically fire BBs or pellets.
The man was arrested that night for disorderly conduct and for brandishing a facsimile weapon. A facsimile weapon is the name given to an object that mimics or looks like a real weapon.
The man was later released, and has charges pending related to the incident.
Further information about the incident was not immediately available.