Sherman Oaks

Police Fire Bean Bags at Man With Pellet Gun at In-N-Out in Sherman Oaks

Police confirmed the following morning that the gun in the man's waistband was a pellet gun

Police fired bean bags at a man outside an In-N-Out Burger late Monday after receiving reports he was armed with a pistol, which turned out to be a pellet gun.

Just after 11 p.m., officers swarmed the restaurant at 4444 Van Nuys Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, where a man was walking around inside with what appeared to be a gun in his waistband, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Customers were evacuated and police ordered the man to come out of the building. Images from the scene showed the man wearing headphones and eating at a table as a police helicopter buzzed over the restaurant.

The man came out of the building within 15 minutes, police said. Video showed the man, wearing a baseball cap and carrying what appeared to be a dark backpack, pushing a bicycle onto the sidewalk when he was struck by bean bags.

The man then calmly set his bicycle down and got down on the floor. He was taken into custody and taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The LAPD confirmed Tuesday morning that the weapon on his waist was a pellet gun.

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