DAHO FALLS, Idaho — Police in Idaho Falls have lifted a code red for the downtown area after a gunman was spotted on top of a commercial building on North Eastern avenue.
The incident happened at 550 North Eastern Ave. on the corner of Birch Street at Great Western Foods.
Officers blocked streets surrounding the building between First and Broadway and Boulevard and Shoup Avenue.
The IFPD and Bonneville County swat teams responded to the area.
After an hour, the swat team was able to get the gunman off the roof of great western foods.
They then identified him as a 16-year-old boy with a pellet rifle and scope.
Officers spent several minutes trying to get the teenager to put the gun down and leave the roof, but after making eye contact with officers he ducked and hid.
Officers say the boy was on top of the roof at great western foods shooting pigeons.
Joelyn Hansen spokesperson for the police department says the boy will not face charges.
“Officers you know are the ones that you know just depends what is going to be the best avenue as far as address the situation and that’s why it’s left to officer’s discretion,” said Hansen.
No injuries were reported and the name of the boy is not being released
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