Misunderstanding Leads To Police Swarm In Midtown

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A well-meaning citizen sparks off a police blitz in midtown Tulsa Friday.

At least a dozen Tulsa police and Tulsa County squad cars descended on the SpiritBank tower near 51st and Harvard.

Officers had gotten word there was a man with a gun inside the tower and near the bank.

According to police on scene, it turns out the man had just purchased the gun from someone on one of the upper floors.

He was walking outside with the gun, someone thought he was a suspect and called authorities.

Police confirmed that the man was not a threat and the scene was cleared minutes later.