On Monday, May 14th, Helena police officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Missoula Ave. for a complaint of a man in a vacant lot waving a pistol around. The caller informed dispatch that it did not appear he was pointing the gun at anyone. HPD says that when they arrived, several people in the area gave differing reports, with some saying the man was agitated. Officers took precautions as there were softball games going on around the scene and had people leave the immediate area.
HPD states a 53-year-old man was found with an airsoft pistol in his possession who matched the description given by one of the original complainants. He made no threats towards anyone with the airsoft gun and it is not believed he shot it at anything. No charges have been filed at this time.