Man with BB gun detained in downtown West Palm Beach

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Police respond to suspicious person downtown with BB gun. (WPEC){ }

Around 2 p.m. this afternoon, West Palm Beach Police responded to a call of a man with a rifle downtown.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that the man was holding a BB gun.

Police say the man purchased the BB gun from someone who delivered it to a downtown parking garage.

The purchaser works downtown and brought the gun back to his workplace. He told police he bought the gun because of nuisance animals on his property.

No charges are expected to be filed.