A man was arrested for waving a handgun during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington DC, creating a stampede that left several people injured.
The unidentified man was taken into custody during Saturday night’s parade and is facing a gun possession charge, police said.
News of a gun had sparked an active-shooter scare. Officials said about seven people were taken to a hospital for injuries from a stampede of people running away. The scare started with a fight where one of the men left and “came back and was waving a gun in the air,” parade-goer Cory Bittner said. “That’s when everybody started running.”