Group waving guns in air causes panic in SF

Sunday afternoon police officers rushed to the scene where people were seen waving guns in the air, but it was for a rap video

April 7, 2013 10:01:05 PM PDT
People waving guns caused a panic in San Francisco on Sunday, but it was a false alarm. Just before 3 p.m. police were called to an area near Fifth and Mission streets, close to the Chronicle building.

The waving of guns turned out to be part of a rap video depicting a bank robbery and the guns turned out to be replicas.

"We were just filming a music video, and it looked like it was a bank robbery or something like that, so they came in full force, looking to protect the people," said artist Manuel Elias Morgan.

"I learned that you definitely need to get a permit from San Francisco and the district that you will be working with when you shoot a video," said artist Darryl Merquillo.

At the scene 15 police officers showed up and seven people were detained. One officer called it a "life lesson" for the kids.