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Police: Teens cause scare with realistic BB guns

Published On: Jun 09 2014 01:29:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 09 2014 01:33:08 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

Two teens with realistic-looking BB guns prompted a police response and one teen was ordered out of a wooded area at gunpoint, according to a release from Madison police.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Independence Lane at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday when someone saw a 13-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy firing guns behind houses near Dwight Drive. A caller thought the guns might be real.

Officers found one of the boys at an Independence Lane bus stop and another tried walking into a nearby wooded area. He was ordered out at gunpoint.

Police said they found two BB guns in his backpack that looked like real guns.

The boys were cited for having the BB guns and told about the dangers of having them in the city.

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