Police detail man's threat behind panic at DC LGBTQ parade

Police detail man's threat behind panic at DC LGBTQ paradeA man threatened another individual using a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation’s capital and put off a panic that sent hundreds of people, who mistakenly thought gunshots were fired, operating in fear, authorities said Sunday. Aftabjit Singh, 38, was detained on weapons possession and disorderly conduct charges following Saturday evening’s episode in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C., where tens of thousands of people packed the streets to celebrate in the city’s yearly pride parade. Though no gunshots have been fired, hundreds of people ran out of the area, knocking down metal police barricades and running right into stores, fearing a gunman had opened fire on the crowd of revelers.