Nightmare on Elm Street proves not so scary

ELLSWORTH — A serious-sounding complaint of suspicious behavior on Elm Street Friday morning turned out to be less frightening than first thought.

Around 11:40 a.m., police received a call from someone who reported having seen a masked individual carrying a handgun near a residence on Elm Street.

Several officers responded to the scene. While they found there were indeed weapons being used, there was no criminal activity taking place.

“It was a bunch of kids playing with an Airsoft gun,” said Lt. Harold Page of the Ellsworth Police Department.

Airsoft is a shooting sport where participants use replica guns with non-metallic pellets and simulate military combat scenarios.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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