UNM police arrest a man seen waving a BB gun on campus

February 16, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico police say a man seen waving a BB gun on campus has been arrested.

They say 45-year-old Vine Deloria was taken into custody Thursday after allegedly pointing the gun at a restaurant’s drive-through customer.

UNM police say there was no report of gunfire or injury and no indication the man was trying to rob anyone.

They say Deloria is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Campus police say the situation was never considered an active shooter situation on campus and they had no reason to believe Deloria was threatening students, staff or faculty.

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