‘Very real looking:’ Mont Belvieu police disarm, detain teenager pointing BB gun replica at passerby’s

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MONT BELVIEU, Texas – Police in Mont Belvieu detained and transported a 16-year-old for a mental health evaluation after he reportedly pointed a BB gun at multiple people near a park.

Police say they received multiple calls at 6:58 p.m. Sunday from people in the Cherry Point neighborhood about a male near a park, armed with a handgun and actively pointing it at multiple passerby’s.

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Units responded and found the 16-year-old. They were able to disarm him and detain him and discovered the handgun was actually a BB gun replica of a semi-automatic pistol.

The teenager was taken into custody and was transported for a mental health evaluation.

The case is still being investigated.

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Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.

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