Authorities say the suspect, Chenhan Jiang, was spotted on the roof of a four-story building with several Go-Pros attached to his body on Rogers Avenue around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Initially, officers did not know what they were dealing with and approached the scene with lights, sirens and police K-9s.
Jiang was taken into custody without incident and the police say the firearm was determined to be a BB gun.
Real or Fake? This NYPD Aviation footage captured what a 911 caller reported earlier today in Brooklyn. It was only an Airsoft rifle and the male was safely taken into custody by ESU. @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/y7hD0lYLOR— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) March 3, 2020
Police seized his BB gun collection.
Jiang is charged with reckless endangerment, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, disorderly conduct and obstruction of government administration.
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