Video game promotion causes police response

Fairfield police responded to Black Rock Turnpike Monday, Nov. 4, when a video game promotion sparked reports of a man with a gun. (Doing It Local photo)

Fairfield police responded to Black Rock Turnpike Monday, Nov. 4, when a video game promotion sparked reports of a man with a gun. (Doing It Local photo)

A store’s promotion on the release of a new video game drew police to Black Rock Turnpike shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4.

Police responded to reports of a man with a gun near Game Stop. Officers were informed en route that it was believed to be a toy gun, but had weapons at the ready when they arrived, according to doingitlocal.com.

Police confirmed that a man in costume had been hired for the release of Call of Duty — Ghosts. While some of those lined up to purchase the game were aware, doingitlocal.com reported, others nearby were not.

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