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Gun waved in air was BB gun, police say. Rancho Cordova streets reopened

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About two hours after police responded to a Rancho Cordova neighborhood after receiving reports of a man waving a gun into the air, authorities determined that it was a BB gun and that no crime had been committed.

Police had set up a perimeter as they attempted to contact a subject, closing down Croetto and Woodberry ways and Mills Park Drive, the Rancho Cordova Police Department said in a tweet. The streets reopened just after 1:30 p.m.

Rancho Cordova police spokeswoman Sgt. Tess Deterding said police received a call at about 11:37 a.m. reporting that a man in his 30s was waving a handgun in the air near the 10400 block of Croetto Way.

Based on witness statements and evidence gathered at the scene, the gun waved was determined to be a BB gun, and no crime was committed, Deterding said. Breakdown of the perimeter started about 1:30 p.m., she said.

No evacuation orders or shelter-in-place orders were issued, Deterding said.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.

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