Multiple Cayuga County police agencies responded to Walmart Thursday night after a report of a man with a gun, but police said the initial scare for Black Friday shoppers turned out to be a false alarm.
At around 7:30 p.m., the Auburn Police Department, New York State Police and Cayuga County Sheriff's Office responded to Walmart on Grant Avenue in Auburn after a caller reported there was a man with a gun.
Upon arrival, police said officers discovered an adult male with a gun; however, the man was authorized to carry the weapon and never threatened anyone with it.
State police said it seemed to be an incident of "accidental exposure" in which another customer saw the gun in a holster on the man's hip. No arrest was made and no charges were filed.