CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) — Crawfordsville police fired at a man during the filming of a movie scene Tuesday, believing that an armed robbery was in progress.
It happened Tuesday at around 6:50 p.m. when the Crawfordsville Police Department responded to a report of a possible robbery taking place at the Back Step Brewing Company on 125 North Green Street.
Police say that when they arrived, a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun exited the bar with his back to the officers.
They say he was told to drop the gun. That's when the man turned around and police fired, fearing that their lives were in danger.
The man then dropped the gun and pulled off the mask, informing the officers that they were on a movie set.
Police say that the gun was a prop and that the rest of the production crew were inside the bar during the confrontation.
They also say that neither they nor any of the surrounding businesses had been notified by the production company that the movie scene was being filmed.
The subject/actor, Jim Duff, was placed into custody until police could verify his story.
He was later released. No injuries were reported.
The Indiana State Police arrived at about 8:00 p.m. to investigate the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.